The road towards 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” director 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.”
He elaborated on the topic, saying that rumors of his “Superman” involvement spread around due to a barrage of online reporting.
“You must have read that on the internet,” he said of the rumors. “Don’t trust everything you read on the internet! Isn’t everything true on the internet?”
But Zemeckis did confirm that there were some minor “Superman” talks, even though the director said that such discussions were incredibly brief.
“When they asked if I wanted to make the, what is it, seventeenth version of ’Superman,’ I said, ’No, I don’t think so,'” he said.
Do you think Zemeckis would have been the right man for the “Superman” reboot, or is Snyder the better choice? Weigh in on which director you would prefer to see handling the Man of Steel’s cinematic revival in the comments section and on Twitter!