I still watch V for Vendetta every now and again to remind myself how good it is, and if Ninja Assassin ends up being as badass as it looks then James McTeigue will become one of my favourite directors. However, it seems he is already one of Warner Bros. as there has been talk recently that McTeigue could end up directing the next Superman movie. In a recent interview McTeigue would “neither confirm nor deny” his attachment which probably means there’s something going on, and now he’s told MTV what he would do if he took the reigns.
“I think if I was ever going to go near Superman, I would do a complete reboot—take it in a direction that you would absolutely not expect, actually,” McTeigue told MTV News. “So, that would be my thinking on it, if I was ever going to go near Superman.”
Elaborating on the direction he’d like to take Superman in a potential movie, McTeigue said recent events would seem to work in favor of a new take on the Man of Steel.
“I think it’s good that they just had a court case where, basically, if you make another Superman movie, you can’t touch Superman growing up—that’s part of the story that you can’t touch any more,” he said. “That wouldn’t be a bad thing. I think everybody’s a bit sick of seeing the origin story.”
While we can’t stress enough that McTeigue isn’t officially on board the potential big-screen reboot of the “Superman” movie franchise, it’s certainly interesting to know what one of the rumored top contenders would like to do with the character if he had the chance.
Warner Bros. have until 2011 to get a new Superman movie into production if they want to keep the rights, and I think it would be a good move to get James McTeigue on-board.