Robert Zemeckis Says He Passed On Directing 'Superman' Reboot 'Faster Than A Speeding Bullet'

FROM SPLASH PAGE: The road toward a brand new "Superman" movie is a long one, but it's gotten shorter thanks to the involvement of director Zack Snyder. The filmmaker, already known amongst comic book fans for his work on "300" and "Watchmen," is set to put his stamp on the Man of Steel for the character's 2012 big screen revamp — but that doesn't mean he was always considered the front runner to direct the Christopher Nolan-produced film.

Indeed, several directors were considered for the "Superman" reboot, with "Back to the Future" helmer Robert Zemeckis listed as one of them. But in a recent interview with MTV News, Zemeckis thoroughly downplayed his rumored involvement with the iconic DC Entertainment property.

"I passed on that faster than a speeding bullet," he told MTV News about his brief connection to "Superman." See what else Zemeckis had to say about the "Superman" reboot on Splash Page.

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