Director McG Officially Off of Superman

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the rumors and debunked what actor Shia LaBeouf said last week regarding casting…

Director McG is no longer attached to the next installment of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Superman.” A Warners spokesperson confirmed that the studio and the director have amicably parted ways. The primary reason given was the inability of the two parties to agree over a budget. Casting also was an issue. Part of the conflict between the director and the studio was the shooting location. McG favored a New York shoot, while the studio favored Australia.

“When I flew to New York to scout, I became enamored with our greatest American city,” McG said in a statement. “It was clear to me that this was Metropolis. As a filmmaker, I felt it was inappropriate to try to capture the heart of America on another continent. I look at Superman as a character that embodies all that is beautiful about

America.”

Warners is now on the lookout for a new director for its Man of Steel movie. McG’s departure also does not tie the studio to the script, which was written by “Alias” creator J.J. Abrams.

Stay tuned for who may be replacing McG.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter