Is James McTeigue Hiding a Wachowski Superman Secret?
Are we ever going to get to the bottom of these Superman shenanigans? Earlier this year, a rumor started circulating that the Wachowski Brothers were interested in directing a new Superman trilogy for Warner Brothers. To make a long story short, that rumor was later debunked. And so was the story about Mark Millar pitching a Superman trilogy (it was also recently discovered that Matthew Vaughn was the director who was helping him pitch that - although it never got too far). SlashFilm talked with Wachowski friend James McTeigue yesterday and when asked about Superman, the answer he gave was very interesting.
I hate to dig up old rumors again, but there's actually a secondary source on this - IESB. When McTeigue was asked about the Superman rumor, he paused for a few seconds before answering with the following:
"You know... I... I would say... I'll keep you guessing, actually. It's good not to dispel every rumor, right?" he told SlashFilm.
Is he hiding something with this answer? Well let's see what Robert over at IESB has to add to this rumor. "There is one thing we know for sure, there is currently a very short list of potential directors to bring Supes back to the big screen," he says. "First are the Wachowski Brothers, yep, Andy and Larry. The other name I am hearing is James McTeigue. Here's where things get fuzzy, because I am also hearing the Wachowski's may come in to produce with James McTeigue as the actual director." So there you go - supposedly this isn't just some rumor after all, now is it? Now I'm even wondering if he really is hiding a Superman secret?
As we all know, Warner Brothers has been trying hard to figure out how to bring back Superman in a big way. We also know that Brandon Routh's contract has lapsed, so he probably won't be back. And that other article hit a few weeks back about DC Comics revamping their development slate. As I said when the rumor hit back in February about the Wachowski's doing Superman, this is an awesome idea. Not only are they fans of the character, but what they could bring to a new Supes movie would be amazing. Who knows if it's a big rumor that's just blowing up even more or if there is some truth to it. Hopefully we'll find out soon!