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Darren Aronosfky Joins List of Potential Superman Directors

Darren_Aronosfky

Another week, another possible director for The Man of Steel. The Los Angeles Times broke the news yesterday that Darren Aronosfky, the director of Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, and Black Swan, has met with Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas to potentially direct the upcoming Superman reboot. Joining a list that also includes Matt Reeves, Duncan Jones, Tony Scott, Jonathan Liebesman, and Zack Snyder, Aronofsky is by far the most impressive prospect yet. He brings a certain level of creativity and unpredictability to the project that films of this scale far too often lack. And while Superman may at first seem like a strange choice for someone so rooted in the independent sphere, this is same director once attached to projects like Batman: Year One, Watchmen, and RoboCop.

Most of you were in favor of Moon director Duncan Jones helming the project last week. Does Aronofsky’s inclusion in the mix change your opinion?

by George
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Nolan Meeting With Potential Superman Directors

Superman Director Shortlist

Deadline‘s Mike Flemming is reporting that Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are meeting with a short list of potential directors to helm the upcoming Superman reboot, supposedly titled The Man of Steel. Rumored prospects include Tony Scott (Unstoppable, Man On Fire), Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Cloverfield), Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning), Duncan Jones (Source Code, Moon), and Zack Snyder (Sucker Punch, Watchmen). That list is a tad uninspired, although most seem to have intriguing projects yet to be released. My pick of the lot is Matt Reeves, based on the very strong early word for Let Me In. Perhaps Duncan Jones, but I was not much impressed with his debut film, Moon.

Meetings with the shortlist have reportedly already started up, and Nolan will submit his choice(s) to Warner Bros. in the coming weeks. Deadline also mentions a major DC characters announcement is just four weeks away (Batman 3, finally?). And with that 2012 deadline for The Man of Steel‘s release looming (or WB will lose the rights to creator Jerry Siegel), some official word should be out soon.

by George
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