Guillermo del Toro was offered the director’s chair for the next Superman film, and he turned it down. Can’t say I blame him. It would appear it was to direct At the Mountains of Madness. This news comes via a Deadline [Richest Blog in America] interview with the director.
DNY: As director, you could have gone to work for Warner Bros, doing a Wizard of Oz movie, and, I’ve heard, the studio wanted you to resurrect Superman…
Del Toro: There were other projects [he laughs].
He’d have swatted that fly right away if it didn’t have wings. With eyes only on Superman, it’s a real shame Del Toro passed. We’ll now be lucky to get a director one half as talented. Christopher Nolan and David Goyer are attached to produce and shepherd the film, not to mention get their names onto the poster. I don’t imagine it will be too long now until the other pieces of puzzle start slipping into place.