Beating out a long list of filmmakers with varying levels of experience in the comic book movie world, Snyder was chosen for the high-profile project after meeting with producers Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas, according to Deadline.com. Other directors rumored to be under consideration for the DC hero's big-screen reboot included Guillermo Del Toro, Jonathan Liebesman, Matt Reeves, Robert Zemeckis, Darren Aronofsky, and Tony Scott.
Little is known about the planned reboot of the Superman franchise at this point, though Nolan praised screenwriter David Goyer's "incredibly exciting" take on the Man of Steel.
According to Nolan, plans for the Superman reboot originated when he and Goyer stalled while discussing the sequel to "The Dark Knight."
"It was the first time I had been able to conceive of how you would address Superman in a modern context," he told Empire Magazine in June. "I thought it was a very exciting idea."
If the report regarding Snyder proves true, it could mean drastic changes in the filmmaker's busy calendar, which includes next year's effects-heavy action film "Sucker Punch," as well as the "300" spinoff "Xerxes." With at least eight different projects in the next two years currently attached to his name, the filmmaker could need to shift some films around to make room for mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent's iconic alter ego.
Of course, with a director attached, the next step is finding a suitable actor to play the Man of Steel. Back in June, we asked Nolan whether he was after an unknown actor to play Superman instead of a familiar face.
"I haven't even thought about it, to be honest," he told MTV News at the time.
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