Del Toro snubs Superman September 20, 2010 Guillermo del Toro declines Superman film… Guillermo del Toro has reportedly declined to take on the role of director for the new Superman film. According to Bleeding Cool the Hellboy helmer was offered the chance to take on the relaunch, but has turned it down. The proposed reboot of the Superman series was announced following the lukewarm commercial reaction to Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns in 2006. Christopher Nolan is attached to both produce and creatively guide the new film alongside David Goyer. The Superman reboot is currently aimed to be released in late 2012.