9 July 2010 7:00 AM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Chris Columbus has been offered the chance to direct the next Superman movie, according to a report.

Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter movies and Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (just released on DVD and Blu-ray), is said to be considered the "right fit" for the Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures project.

He also directed Home Alone, Mrs Doubtfire and Bicentennial Man.

Superman Homepage claims a studio insider has revealed that Columbus has been approached to direct "the 3D Superman reboot for December 2012".

It's already been revealed that the script for the next Superman is being penned by Batman scribe David Goyer, with Christopher Nolan as a producer.

The source is quoted as saying: "David Goyer really wanted to direct but nobody from either studio think he's good in that arena.

"He's great at coming up with story and ideas, like George Lucas. It's his execution where he's weak, »

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