‘Superman’ Considering Darren Aronofsky to Direct

Zack Snyder, Tony Scott, and Matt Reeves are all still possible candidates for this Christopher Nolan produced Man of Steel reboot.
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Darren Aronofsky could direct Superman for Warner Bros.Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky is the latest name being mentioned as a contender to direct the upcoming Superman reboot, according to The Los Angeles Times.

We reported last week that directors Zack Snyder, Tony Scott, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Liebesman and Duncan Jones were at the top of Warner Bros.' wish list of directors. Producers Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are overseeing the project for the studio, and our earlier report indicated that the decision on a director will happen in the next few weeks.

The Los Angeles Times also noted that Darren Aronofsky has a history of turning down high-profile studio project so he can hang onto more creative control. However, with Christopher Nolan (who started with a similar indie background) producing, this project could be a good fit for both Darren Aronofsky and the Man of Steel.

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further news regarding Superman as soon as it becomes available.

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013.

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  • newtron • 5 years ago

    Wait! I thought Zack Snyder was announced as the director of the new Superman film.


    • themime • 5 years ago



      • mrp • 5 years ago

        Way to arty farty for this material. Good but slightly warped director. This isn't for him.


        • rojodiablo • 5 years ago

          Sounds good!


          • mattbierwagen • 5 years ago

            @err hence the name right?


            • soylentgreen2 • 5 years ago

              I'd love to see what Aronofsky can do with Superman.


              • narrator • 5 years ago

                I concur with @Diaigma. Be like Nike, and just do it.


                • diaigma • 5 years ago

                  Just get someone who can do it justice and get to it already! :P


                  • c-a-r-t-m-a-n • 5 years ago

                    I bet the he will not be the one to direct it,.. they keep changing until a month before the shoot,..


                    • err2005 • 5 years ago

                      i keep thinking they are just throwing this info around for sh*ts and giggles and will wind up picking some unknown music video director to shoot the movie.

                      but, hey, i'm cynical.


                      • darksektor1971 • 5 years ago

                        I think we all are waiting to see an updated superman brawler movie...like in superman 2...with today's technology and visionary action packed directors like ZACK SNYDER....there shouldn't be a though decission to make...if you want to please the super fans...and see your investment really rewarded....pick him....he with the guidance of christopher nolan, almost secure a success....


                        • rufio • 5 years ago

                          could be a good fit. will wait until its official though. rumors on movieweb (or most entertainment sites) RARELY turnout. just people speculating because so-and-so came within 20 miles of Nolan... "he must be here to meet with Nolan eventually about directing said movie..."


                          • ed-wood • 5 years ago

                            I think Aronofsky is great, not sure if he's the right choice for this though.


                            • jasonkat • 5 years ago

                              Yea i loved the guy Routh as superman. hes young and can really pull it off. i dont really wanna see sum young teen or wannab teen portraying a much younger superman than routh.. this isnt spiderman, , i wouldnt mind alil baby boy, but not a teen. so this guy should get the superman seat and no1 should take it. but like @tomp said, more action or fighting scenes should b put into it. rather than having him save sumbody at the begining and then nothing but talking and bullchits, then at the end a lame boss fight.


                              • tomp1210 • 5 years ago

                                yeh I don't mind either, you've got chris nolan producing whch is awesome, and I hope Brandon Routh is back, because he was brilliant in the newest one, it just lacked more action.


                                • fanboy • 5 years ago

                                  i dont really care who they choose, im just excited to see Superman rebooted.


                                  • jasonkat • 5 years ago

                                    Why cant Nolan do both? Direct and Produce? or is that not allowed in movie making? This guy alone would get 1 of the biggest paychecks if he had it all in his hands, because only he knows better and how to bring sumthing to life. But i guess if the movie come out stupid, he doesnt want to b the blame lol. :P


                                    • ejk1 • 5 years ago

                                      Nolan should do whatever he wants to do, and Warner Bros. should say "yes Mr. Nolan, you know best." Nolan's Batman series should not be messed with at all. If Nolan wants to do 3D, that's fine. Bottom line: Warner Bros. should let Nolan shoot the film any way he wants. He has earned that right.


                                      • bane5000 • 5 years ago

                                        Not to get off subject...well yeah to get completely off subject...wait for the article about how Warner Bros, not matter what, is gonna force Chris Nolan to direct Batman 3 entirely in 3D...

                                        Will Nolan bow down to the fad of 3D mania these days...?

                                        Will Nolan stick to his dislike of 3D and film it better in Imax...?

                                        Or will Warner Bros enforce this, and stupidly risk Nolan to say OK, and just leave the project all together...?


                                        • moviespace1 • 5 years ago

                                          Brandon Routh had a 3 picture deal. He wasn't a bad Superman. Singer just tried to hard to continue the 1978 franchise. He was directing Routh to be Christopher Reeve. With Nolan involved, that won't happen again. The dude has time to get an acting coach and reboot himself for it. Nolan's input will help him in the role. As for Spiderman, rebooting a franchise that's FN 8 years old is FN stupid....no matter who plays him!


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