'Back to the Future' Director Robert Zemeckis Passed on Rebooting 'Superman'

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Remember the original "Superman" movie where Christopher Reeve flies backwards around the world to turn back time?  Now imagine he did it using a tricked out 1981 DMC-12 DeLorean.

Yeah, "Back to the Future" director Robert Zemeckis can't picture it either.

Zemeckis, who was rumored to be a contender for the director's chair on the upcoming Man of Steel reboot, told MTV News, "I passed on that faster than a speeding bullet. Don't trust everything you read on the Internet!"

Hard to picture the man from Krypton leaping tall buildings in a sleeveless red down jacket, so it's probably for the best.

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