The search is on to fill out the director's chair for Christopher Nolan's forthcoming "Superman" reboot, and while five possible filmmakers have already been mentioned for the job, there's yet another man entering the rumor mill: Darren Aronofsky.
The "Black Swan" director is the latest name being bandied about to helm "The Man of Steel" for DC Entertainment and Warner Bros., according to the Los Angeles Times. The report states that Aronofsky has had discussions with Nolan about the job, and is being targeted for the director's chair because he would bring an "auteur sensibility to the comic book mythology."
This isn't the first comic book property that Aronofsky has been rumored for, as the filmmaker is reportedly one of 20th Century Fox's first choices to direct the sequel to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."
When MTV News asked Aronofsky about the rumor at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, the director played coy.
"I don't know what you're talking about," he said about possibly directing the "Wolverine" sequel. "There are a lot of projects out there and I haven't really focused on anything yet."
While none of us knew about the "Superman" rumors at the time, Aronofsky nonetheless revealed that he's familiar with the character and would be interested in getting on board a comic book adaptation at some point in the future.
"Of course, I grew up with Batman and Superman and Spider-Man a little bit, but I'm not the biggest comic book fan, even though I've been attached to a lot of them," he said. "It would be fun to do one, [but] it's just finding the right situation, the right project."
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