Speaking at the Berlin Film Festival, frequent Wachowski collaborator James McTeigue (V For Vendetta) said that Warner Bros has approached the pair about steering the superhero franchise after Superman Returns helmer Bryan Singer declined an offer to reboot the series.
McTeigue, who has worked with the Matrix pair on six movies, admitted that he is enthusiastic about the prospect of the brothers working on a new Superman, but said that they are still considering the offer.
The Wachowskis, who last directed Speed Racer, also have comic book adaptation Plastic Man lined up. McTeigue added that he will likely direct Plastic Man and provide second unit support on Superman should the brothers decide to helm the latter movie.
The Superman franchise has grossed more than $800 million since the release of the first Christopher Reeve-led adventure in 1978.