With Snyder on board as director, other filmmakers came out of the woodworks with both congratulations and stories of their own brushes with Superman.
“I passed on that faster than a speeding bullet,” Robert Zemeckis said in November 2010. “When they asked if I wanted to make the, what is it, 17th version of Superman, I said, ‘No, I don't think so.’”
Meanwhile, Brett Ratner tweeted: “Congrats to Zack Snyder on
. Can't wait to see it!!!!” This after Ratner had spent a whole year attempting to get a Superman movie off the ground.
“Is there envy? Maybe a little,” he added. “It was a dream of mine to make a Superman movie. I think Zack was a good choice, an interesting choice.”