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Exclusive: Matt Reeves talks Superman rumors, says he's "surprised"

09.24.2010

Matt Reeves has directed one of the better films of 2010 with LET ME IN and a film that could be one of the best American horror films in years. That success immediately launched him to the top of the list of a number of high-profile projects in Hollywood including WOLVERINE 2 and, as reported last night, Christopher Nolan's SUPERMAN reboot.

The report last night claims that Christopher Nolan has begun meeting with a short list of directors for the SUPERMAN project and Matt Reeves was among them. We caught up with Reeves, who was in Austin for the debut of LET ME IN at Fantastic Fest, who wasn't exactly sure what to make of this news.

The first Reeves said he heard of his attachment to SUPERMAN was when a fan came up to him at Fantastic Fest and told him about it. "I was surprised," he told us in an interview that will air next week on the AITH Podcast. "I really have no idea if any of that is true. It's certainly an amazing project, but I would be surprised..."

Now you'll notice that never did Reeves say that he didn't meet with Nolan or that he wasn't informed he was in the running. He was "surprised" but he could just be surprised that word leaked to the public. Reeves is a longtime friend of JJ Abrams so he knows a little something about keeping secrets and I wouldn't be surprised if he's trying to be as vague as possible. Then again, it's certainly possible that Reeves hasn't been contacted yet and he's one of a number of upcoming meetings for Nolan. Either way, I think he's the strongest candidate for the project and personally would love to see him onboard. What do you think?

Extra Tidbit: Reeves first script was UNDER SIEGE 2.
Source: JoBlo.com

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