It's no industry secret that Warner Brothers was unhappy with Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, which the studio had hopped would be the new launching point for the further adventures of the Man of Steel (and all the residual money from merchandising and what not that accompanies a megablockbuster superhero movie). Mixed reactions from audiences both domestic and abroad were reflected by a box office haul that fell well short of recouping its massive production budget.
Jump cut to present day and the WB are actively trying to (re)reboot Superman for the big screen. It's been known for months that Christopher Nolan is consulting on the direction of the film, which screenwriter David Goyer is currently writing. Goyer has gone on record as wanting to direct the film as well, but according to a new rumor at Superman Homepage (via /Film), the WB would like to keep him on solely as a writer (who canblamethem?) and that they've decided on who they want to call the shots on set: Chris Columbus.