Darren Aronofsky was Almost MAN OF STEEL Director


Someday, we will definitely see Darren Aronofsky in the director’s chair for a superhero movie. Speaking with MTV News while promoting Noah, the Oscar-nominated director indirectly confirmed earlier rumors that he had “a few conversations” in regards to the Christopher Nolan-produced Superman reboot, Man of Steel.

As we well know, Zack Snyder got the job over Aronofsky, however, the director of The Wrestler, Black Swan, and Noah, of course, claimed he would have “absolutely” taken the job under the right circumstances:

“I thought Zack was a great choice, and I loved his ‘Watchmen’ movie. I thought it was great. I thought that as a fan of the comic, you couldn’t hope for a better interpretation. I liked the orthodoxy of it. It was interesting to add the pathos that they put into the character. It’s a hard one to do. You look at what Christopher Reeve did, and it was perfect, because it captured that ‘good old boy’ thing. But to try and redo that again and bring that for a modern audience is tough in a post-‘Batman’ and ‘Wolverine’ world. It’s hard to do that.”

The filmmaker was also the original director for The Wolverine, before James Mangold eventually got the job as well as he almost rebooted Batman (Batman: Year One) for Warner Bros before being beaten out by Christopher Nolan.

Would you like to see Aronofsky back at DC in the future?