Yesterday, we /superman-considering-darren-aronofsky-to-direct/reported that Black Swan helmer Darren Aronofsky had been added to the growing list of potential directors being sought for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' upcoming reboot of Superman. Now, a new rumor has Natalie Portman joining the project if Darren Aronofsky actually comes aboard to direct the revived Man of Steel.

Moviehole reports that a friend whom worked with Darren Aronofsky on Black Swan claims the filmmaker has been talking about taking on this project for quite a while. And that the talks mainly revolved around Aronofsky wanting his Black Swan lead to play Lois Lane.

Rumor has it that Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures originally wanted Natalie Portman to star in Superman Returns. If Darren Aronofsky is announced as the director in the next couple of days, it is speculated that Natalie Portman will definitely sign on soon after.

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This is all rumor at the moment. No one has been signed to Superman at this point, though producer Christopher Nolan is pushing hard to make an official announcement within the next two weeks. Superman must go into production soon, as Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures stand to lose certain rights to the iconic DC Comics character in 2012.

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