Last week, we made you aware of the rumor that Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas were narrowing their list of directors for the upcoming Superman movie to a select few. Over the weekend, several sites started posting that one name was left off the list – Fountain director Darren Aronofsky.
Like Zack Snyder, Aronofsky has a unique look to his films (Pi is one of my favorites), and The Wrestler and Black Swan have been very well received. But is he the right director for a Superman film? In the case of this rumor, I’m going to say – no. Aronofsky and Hugh Jackman are good friends, and I hear he is in the running for Wolverine 2. Scheduling conflicts and cross company rivalry may put him out of the running if he prefers to work on Wolverine.