My vote for director is Matthew Vaughan
Yes, because he's had a great track record at bringing comic-book characters to screen.
Vaughn is actually busy prepping Mark Millar's Kick-Ass
at the moment, so I think that's going to occupy his time for a while. I also think he's the wrong choice. His sensibility doesn't seem like it would gel with Superman, in my opinion.
I think Gore Verbinksi would actually be an interesting choice. Not for his Pirates of the Caribbean
films as much as for The Weather Man
, which remains one of my favorite films of the past few years.