A few days ago we heard that Duncan Jones (Moon), Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles), Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), Tony Scott (Unstoppable), and Zack Snyder (Watchmen) were on the list of directors Christopher Nolan was meeting with to see if they were suitable for the Superman reboot.
Now another name can be added. Black Swan and The Wrestler director Darren Aronofsky.
According to The L.A. Times Nolan, who is godfathering the project and producing David Goyer’s script, has had discussions with Aronofsky about the job. This isn’t the first superhero movie Aronofsky has been linked to, as last month we heard Hugh Jackman was talking to him about possibly directing Wolverine 2.
If hired, Aronofsky would be an interesting choice. He’s a solid director but has never been given a budget above $40 million by any studio. Being in charge of a $150 million superhero movie would be a big change for the director, but he was attached to MGM’s now deceased RoboCop reboot so he is obviously keen to something a bit more commercial and mainstream.
Just last week Aronofsky told MTV:
Even though I’ve been attached to all these comic book [movies], I never really was a comic book kid growing up,” he said. “I didn’t really have comic books. I didn’t really know who Wolverine was until I met Hugh Jackman and got to know it.”
“Of course, I grew up with Batman and Superman and Spider-Man a little bit, but I’m not the biggest comic book fan, even though I’ve been attached to a lot of them,” he added. “It would be fun to do one, [but] it’s just finding the right situation, the right project.”
Would you like to see Darren Aronofsky in charge of Superman, or would you prefer another director?