Darren Aronofsky Joins the Shortlist to Helm 'The Man of Steel'
Though we'd recently heard that director Darren Aronofsky may be in the running to direct the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, we now hear that there's potential for the auteur to make his studio film debut with another superhero. We've heard that producer Chris Nolan has started taking meetings with directors like Matt Reeves and Duncan Jones to possibly helm The Man of Steel, Nolan's Superman reboot. Now 24 Frames has discovered that Nolan may have also met with Aronofsky about the project. That's quite an undertaking for a filmmaker that hasn't directed a major studio film like this, but it's not the craziest idea.
Surely a director like Aronofsky could deliver Superman in the same way Nolan delivered a new Batman, but it's still quite risky. Once again, Aronofsky's name is just one amongst an intimidating selection of directors, some with much more studio experience and box office success. It would be interesting to see just how much creative freedom would be given to a director like Aronofsky with such a precious property. I'm sure Warner Bros is ready to trust Nolan's every decision, and he likely won't pick a director that doesn't line-up with his proposed take on the reboot, but this just seems a little to off-the-wall (no matter how good the buzz on Black Swan may be) to actually happen. We'll find out in the next few weeks once Nolan and Warner Bros make their decision. In the meantime check out Alex's fresh video interview with Aronofsky himself. Do you want Aronofsky to direct The Man of Steel?