13 candidates the 'Dark Knight' director should consider before sealing any deal
Best known for: "Slumdog Millionaire," "28 Days Later"
Pros: One of the most talented and groundbreaking filmmakers of the last 15 years. Has shown he can master numerous genres including Sci-Fi and genre.
Cons: Superman is not the first superhero you'd think of Danny Boyle tackling. You could also argue he's a bit more accomplished than Nolan. Would he take the fellow Brit's marching orders?
Chances: Boyle has spurned traditional studio overtures before. We are guessing the same scenario happens here.
[Left, Danny Boyle and James Franco on the set of "127 Hours."]