With a December 2012 release date set Warner Bros. will be on the lookout for a director who can work alongside Christopher Nolan to reboot the Superman franchise. They still have a while to find one yet, however according to Superman Homepage an “offer has been sent out to Chris Columbus to direct”. This could be untrue of course, but it’s a slow news day so let’s consider the idea.
Columbus is the man behind the first two Harry Potter movies and more recently Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. He is also responsible for I Love You, Beth Cooper and the script for Christmas with the Kranks so he doesn’t really have the best track record for making good movies.
If Chris Columbus were to direct the Superman reboot I’d be against the idea, mainly because I think the franchise deserves a better director. I wouldn’t consider myself a Superman fan so I can’t really say who I think would be the best director for the job, although I know Columbus won’t be.
What do you think of this unconfirmed speculative rumor?