GeekTyrant have recently reported a few items regarding the new Superman movie currently being worked on by Warner Brothers. According to the site Christopher Nolan’s brother Jonathan Nolan is the likely director of the new film. Jonathan Nolan’s credits to date are mostly in the writing category having worked on several projects including ‘Memento’, ‘The Prestige’ and of course ‘The Dark Knight’. Jonathon is currently attached as the writer for an as yet untitled Batman project as well as ‘Interstellar’, a science fiction film with Steven Spielberg currently attached as director.
The site also makes mention of some possible auditions already taking place including actor Zachary Levi, who plays the titular character of the entertaining spy series ‘Chuck’. No details of the audition have been released including what role Levi might have been considered for.
With so little announced in regards to a new Superman film it’s difficult to give much weight to these kinds of reports. However with Christopher Nolan’s involvement at Warner Brothers and his reported role as overseer of the Superman franchise it seems a likely option for his brother to make the move to director in some form of collaboration with his brother. Jonathan has proven his abilities as a talented writer given the previous projects he’s been involved with particularly his writing for Memento.
As for casting, without knowing what part Zachary Levi might be considered for (his work on ‘Chuck’ is brilliant), in terms of Kal-el I still feel that Brandon Routh would be a good choice. Despite the mixed reaction towards ‘Superman Returns’ and the criticisms I have of that film, I found Brandon Routh delivered an impressive portrayal of the man of steel. His look, mannerisms, and feel just captured the character for me and I’d be very happy to see him given the chance to return to the character.
Who would be your pick to play the man of steel in another film? Is Jonathan Nolan up to the task of directing? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.