If you live for 'Superman' news, last week was good to you. Everyone knows that 'Batman' mastermind Christopher Nolan is shepherding a big-screen reboot of the Man of Steel with writing partner David Goyer. But last Thursday, it was revealed that there's a short-list of directors that Nolan is considering, including Zack Snyder and Tony Scott. Then this past Monday, Darren Aronofsky's name was added to the list of possible directors. Furthermore, if Aronofsky gets the job, he is reportedly looking to get Natalie Portman as his Lois Lane. Then just Wednesday, it came out that Robert Zemeckis is also a candidate. UPDATE: Zack Snyder to Direct 'Superman'
But as exciting as all these 'Superman' possibilities may be, they're just the latest in a long list of "what if?" dream projects featuring interesting directors and off-beat casting choices. In fact, there are more never-made 'Superman' movies than there are actual 'Superman' movies.
Read on to discover 'Superman''s complicated big-screen history and learn about all the leading men who almost wore the red cape.