Fresh out the rumor mill, Aint it Cool posted an incredible bit of news from a fairly reliable source on all things geek that claimed Bryan Singer isn’t interested in creating a reboot of Superman for Warners. It makes sense considering he already created one. Singer’s a talented director, but it seems foolish for the studio to want to go back to the director who built the film they are trying to get away from, and it seems just slightly insulting that they would hire him on board to play clean up.
So apparently Warners is offering the job to The Wachowski Brothers.
This is incredible. The source claims it comes straight from frequent collaborator James McTeigue himself. It’s also in the complete infancy stages (if it’s more than a rumor at all) so it has a solid chance of making it as a footnote into the next edition of “The Best Comic Book Movies That Never Were.” However, it raises a fantastic opportunity for a few cinematic questions:
- Could The Wachowskis pull off a strong Superman story?
- If not them, who would you rather have at the helm?
- Do you keep Routh or wipe the slate clean?
- Should Kate Bosworth even be told this movie is being made?
There is nowhere near the kind of solid journalistic confirmation needed to report this as news, and Superman: Man of Steel still lists Bryan Singer as the producer and director. Still, it’s just the kind of rumor that gets our imaginations going. What would a Wachowski Man of Steel look like?
What do you think?