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Chris Nolan considers five directors for the Superman reboot, plus an update on Batman 3

09.24.2010

Some interesting news coming out of the Chris Nolan Superhero Camp today...

First, SUPERMAN - Deadline's Mike Fleming is reporting that Nolan will be meeting with a short list of potential directors for the Man of Steel reboot. Those directors are Tony Scott (MAN ON FIRE), Matt Reeves (LET ME IN), Jonathan Liebesman (BATTLE: LOS ANGELES), Duncan Jones (MOON), and Zack Snyder (WATCHMEN). Nolan is expected to submit his choice to Warner Bros. within the next few weeks.

These are intriguing choices for varying reasons. Personally, I'm all for Duncan Jones (currently at work on the sci-fi film SOURCE CODE), but it's interesting to note that while most websites I've now read seem to be most down on Tony Scott's inclusion as a potential, Nolan himself has cited the man as being one of his biggest directorial influences (thanks to Collider's Ramses Flores for the report).

Fleming also states that WB is expected to make major announcements involving their DC characters in four weeks (a final director announcement for SUPERMAN being most likely among them).

And now, BATMAN 3 - The folks over at Nolan Fans have caught some video of the director in a press conference in Italy for the country's release of INCEPTION, and in it Nolan quickly updates us on the state of the much-anticipated Batsequel, saying that brother Jonathan has now completed his draft and that he himself has now taken over writing duties:

"I don't like to talk too much about things until I'm further along with them. But I'm working on the script right now. My brother Jonah has done a draft for the script and now I'm writing on it. We have set a release date and as far as the film being officially greenlit, they haven't told they don't want to do it. So I'm hopeful."

You can watch the entire press conference below, which features Nolan answering all sorts of questions in regards to INCEPTION, including its making, its expectations, and its success.



Extra Tidbit: So which of these guys would YOU pick?
Source: DeadlineNolan Fans

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