July 15, 2010: A TV Star Being Considered for Superman Movie?

Superman Movie News Let's recap what we've heard recently... We reported last week that we'd been told that Chris Columbus was being considered to direct the new Superman movie. Later it was rumored by GeekTyrant.com that Jonathan Nolan (Christopher Nolan's brother) was seriously being considered for the job. Today, MovieHole.net tells us that Jonathan does indeed look like being the Man of Steel's next director.

    "You know, some of that is true", my very reliable* contact, said ."Jonathan Nolan is not onboard yet, but it looks like he will get the job. Jonah wants to direct, Chris wants to land him that gig, WB doesn't want to upset Chris. That said, it is far from a done deal -- but with Chris and Emma producing, the odds are with Jonah - kind of like Michael Mann producing his daughter's first feature: 'How bad could things go?'".

MovieHole's source confirms that Brandon Routh (while loved by Warner Bros.) would not be returning for the new movie (it's not a reboot, and not a sequel... it's "just a Superman film. The basic elements of the storyline are: BIG action, BIG set-pieces, witty dialogue, playful romance, a light-hearted feelgood mood juxtaposed with derring-do and danger, top-notch cast, epic feel, sci-fi background (sounds a little like Donner, right?) BUT with some sort of huge twist on the legend.")

    "Also, it is a TV star that they're looking at for the lead - but, despite what that article says, I don't believe anyone has actually tested." (He/She has heard nothing of Zachary Levi being considered).

    So there you have it, Nolan is the frontrunner for the job.

    Sorry? What? Oh, you want to know which "TV star" is currently atop of the WB wishlist?

    Says our insider, "[He's a] popular TV actor that no one is thinking of, but everyone will be thrilled with if he pulls on the blue tights"

ComicBookMovie.com think the actor in question could be Nathan Fillion from TV's "Castle".

As always, we'll just have to wait and see what comes of all this and wait for official word from Warner Bros.



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