As was recently reported, Chris Nolan and producing partner/wife Emma Thomson have begun the process of selecting the director for the Superman reboot, with the rumored short list featuring Tony Scott, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Liebesman, Duncan Jones (“Source Code”, “Moon”) and Zack Snyder.
However, a new name has surfaced: Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”, “The Wrestler”):
As he intensifies his search for a director on the Warner Bros. reboot, Christopher Nolan, who’s godfathering the new Superman and producing the David Goyer script, has had discussions with Aronofsky about the job, sources say.
Ben Affleck (“The Town”) also reportedly met about the job, but Heat Vision reports the actor/director is no longer pursuing the project.
Source: 24 Frames | LA Times