Even if you’re frustrated with all the recent or upcoming reboots of everything you’ve held dear since childhood, odds are you’re still pretty stoked for the upcoming Superman film being produced by The Dark Knight and Inception‘s Christopher Nolan.  With a script locked down, the film now needs a director, and Nolan has a short list of people he’d like to see at the helm.  Check it out after the jump!

According the Deadline:  The list is as follows

  • Tony Scott (Unstoppable, The Taking of Pelham 123)
  • Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Cloverfield)
  • Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles, Clash of the Titans 2 [upcoming])
  • Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code)
  • Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch

This is an interesting list.  Each one of these directors would bring a completely different tone to the story.  I think if they wanted to get a straight up superhero flick that fits in with the rest of the genre, Zack Snyder is probably the way to go.  If the studio is terrified of having some one think they know better than they do, they’d probably want to go with Matt Reeves or Jonathan Liebesman, simply because even though they’ve got blockbusters under their belts, they’re still pretty early on in their careers, and might toe the line a little better.  Duncan Jones seems especially out of place on this list, but Moon is a phenomenal film, and if he could bring that kind of tone to a Superman story, I think we’d have a total rebirth of comic book films, the way we did with The Dark Knight. And if Tony Scott directed it….uh….I guess it would have a cool explosion?  And probably Denzel Washington.