Chris Columbus to Direct Superman?

Does WB want the Harry Potter/Percy Jackson director to take over the Man of Steel?


Hello. I am a new member to this site, but I have visited it quite often. I felt like this was an appropriate time to join! Now, down to the news... Superman Homepage is reporting the Chris Columbus of the first two Harry Potter films and this year's Percy Jackson movie is being targeted to direct the new Superman movie.

As we know, Warner Bros. are aiming to have a new Superman movie released to cinemas before the end of 2012. A source inside the studio has revealed to the Superman Homepage that an "offer has been sent out to Chris Columbus to direct the 3D Superman reboot for December 2012".
Columbus, who directed the first two "Harry Potter" films for Warner Bros., is reportedly considered "the right fit" for the Man of Steel by those within the WB and Legendary Pictures.

Christopher Nolan will be producing the film, from a script written by David Goyer.

"David Goyer really wanted to direct but nobody from either studio think he's good in that arena," reveals the studio insider. "He's great at coming up with story and ideas, like George Lucas. It's his execution where he's weak which is why people like Chris and Jonathan Nolan and Guillermo Del Toro have had the best results with his scripts."

Whether Chris Columbus takes up the offer, or even if said offer really exists, will be revealed in time.


I think this could be a good idea, as he has proven that he has the skills to produce a great movie adapted from a different medium. However, does he have the chops for the Man of Steel, or should he stick to movies that center on teens?

Sound off below!

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