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.

via Super Hero Hype

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  1. Brian G.
    September 28, 2010 at 9:46 am — Reply

    Is this the new trend? Superman Returns fought over getting Cyclops for X3 so this movie is naturally going to fight over this director with Wolvie 2.

  2. OttawaJanus
    September 28, 2010 at 11:03 am — Reply

    Terrible, terrible idea. Remember Aronofsky’s plan for Batman: Year One? Jive talking mechanic Alfred and excrement-capsule throwing Batman and a dropped-off-the-face-of-the-Earth Bruce Wayne. His Superman would probably just be some steriod junky who escapes from a mental institution. There is a good reason his name was left off the list.

    Sorry, I don’t usually rant but this is just the worst idea ever.

    • September 28, 2010 at 11:33 am — Reply

      You seem to be confusing the jobs of “Script Writer” and “Director”.

      • OttawaJanus
        September 28, 2010 at 10:15 pm — Reply

        Kind of like how Chris Nolan was the director of Begins and TDK but didn’t lend any ideas to the story?

    • September 28, 2010 at 11:56 am — Reply

      Yeah. Why does this guy’s name pop up whenever there’s a director rumor around a DC movie?

  3. September 28, 2010 at 11:27 am — Reply

    I’d love to have someone like Aronofsky come in with some crazy ideas, as long as it’s not Nic Cage in a black and silver Edward Scissorhands suit. I for one am sick of the masturbatory adaptation of the comics to film. We get it you love DKR. We get it you love Richard Donner’s take on Superman. Do your own thing. It’s in the same vein as what those at DC are currently doing, “The Flash was better when it was Barry Allen”, “Nobody but Hal”. THE FOUNTAIN was one the best movies I have ever seen, get Aronofsky behind something and you will get goodness. I have not been disappointed by him yet.

  4. thedexter102
    September 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm — Reply

    I hope not.

  5. Stallone
    September 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm — Reply

    Well he would just be the director right? not the writer and christopher nolan would be the overaching Don

    Directing wise, Darren is a good director, my hopes are on Zack Snyder though, he is great visually and superman = hope, we need incredibly direction and visionary to portray that feeling.

  6. Jim
    September 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm — Reply

    I have been saying this for a while now. I think he’s better than anyone on that list. I would stay far away from a Zack Snyder Superman movie.

  7. eric
    September 29, 2010 at 1:03 am — Reply

    Directors sometimes can’t keep their hands off a script when directing. Not a good choice.

  8. September 29, 2010 at 4:34 am — Reply

    He can’t do worse than Bryan Singer.

  9. Bob
    September 29, 2010 at 9:19 am — Reply

    Anyone but Zach Snyder!!!!

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