HUGE Superman news: Supes to get Dark Knighted?

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Warner Brothers is going to try to reboot its Superman franchise yet again, but the big news is that they're enlisting the man who turned Batman into one of the biggest movies of all time: The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan.

According to Deadline Hollywood:

Our insiders say that the brains behind rebooted Batman has been asked to play a "godfather" role and ensure The Man Of Steel gets off the ground after a 3 1/2-year hiatus. Nolan's leadership of the project can set it in the right direction with the critics and the fans, not to mention at the box office. ...

Let us emphasize that Superman 3.0 is in the early stages of development. And we doubt Nolan would direct. This wouldn't be a sequel to Superman Returns but a completely fresh franchise. As one of our insiders reassures: "It would definitely not be a followup to Superman Returns."

It's well known that Warner was disappointed with the results of Bryan Singer's 2006 reboot movie Superman Returns.

Nolan is currently putting the finishing touches on his sci-fi mind-bender Inception, which debuts on July 16.

Meanwhile, news that David Goyer had left ABC's FlashForward fueled speculation that he is turning his attention to a third Batman movie, which Deadline Hollywood confirms:

Now [Nolan's] brother and frequent collaborator Jonah Nolan and David Goyer who co-wrote Batman Begins and penned the story for The Dark Knight, are off scripting it.

What do you think of Nolan revamping the Man of Steel?

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