Over the years, the latest anticipated installment in the series has endured a virtual revolving door of directors and actors being linked to the project before rejecting it.
Rush Hour film-maker Brett Ratner also joined the list of hopeful Superman directors, but after Josh Hartnett turned down a deal which could have earned him $100 million (GBP56 million) for a three picture deal, he withdrew over budget and casting disputes. Ratner's top choice, soap star Matt Bomer, was rejected by Warner BROS.
Singer says, "My interest in Superman dates back many, many years. In fact, it was the (original 1978) Richard Donner classic film that was my day-to-day inspiration in shaping the X-Men universe for the screen.
"I feel that Superman has been late in its return and it is time for him to fly again."
Superman, originally played by Christopher Reeve, hasn't appeared on the big screen film since 1987's SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE.