Earlier this month Kingsman: The Golden Circle director Matthew Vaughn revealed that he’d had talks with Warner Bros. about potentially helming a Man of Steel sequel, and now Darren Aronofsky has become the latest filmmaker to throw his hat into the ring for a Superman movie.
“I mean, you know, Superman would always be interesting, but they’re already deep into reinventing him, so that’s not going to happen for a long time,” the mother! director told he told CinePop when asked if he had any ambitions in the superhero genre. “A lot of the great superhero titles are done, people have used them up. So now it’s kinda characters that aren’t as interesting. You never know. We’ll see what comes my way.”
Aronofsky did spend several years attached to a reboot of the Batman franchise back in the early 2000s, where he worked with Frank Miller to develop an adaptation of Miller’s Batman: Year One (although it would have differed greatly from its source material). He was also attached to direct 2013’s The Wolverine, but ultimately left the project, with James Mangold coming on board as his replacement.
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