First Darren Aronofsky, and Now Natalie Portman in Superman Reboot?

Apparently while he was busy shooting his supernatural ballet movie, director Darren Aronofsky might have been chatting up his star Natalie Portman about possibly doing the “Superman” reboot with him. After news came out yesterday that Aronofsky had joined the short list of possible “Superman” reboot directors, Moviehole has this additional tidbit that has Natalie Portman possibly playing Lois Lane.

A friend that worked on “Black Swan” with Mr Aronofsky tells us that the filmmaker has actually “been talking about this for a while” and that they don’t think talks have “progressed beyond the suggestion of having Nat[alie Portman] be Lois. They wanted her first time around, this time they can get her – with Darren. But who knows where that’s at now” Now that’s cool! And I assume they’re referring to the studio being keen on Ms Portman for “Superman Returns”. “…nothing on paper yet. Don’t add his name to the IMDB director listing on the film’s page yet”, she adds.

In any case, I’m still mystified that Aronofsky is interested in directing a comic book movie. When I think Darren Aronofsky, the guy who did “Requiem for a Dream”, “Pi”, and now “Black Swan”, I just don’t immediately think … blockbuster summer comic book movie.

Maybe it’s just me.

Natalie Portman as Loise Lane, though? Sure, why not. It’s a lot better than trying to cast her as a friggin’ astronaut, that’s for sure. And she’s certainly got the fanboy wet dream cred down, so that never hurts.



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  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    i didnt like the Fountain – so not really up for him as a director – i thought chris nolans brother was going to direct and he would oversee

  • Juggernaut

    NO! Natalie Portman is okay and all, but NO! Lois Lane is a sassy, independent, headstrong, rough edged, somewhat abbrasive woman. Not a sweet, pretty, oung, soft spoken girl. Part of the reason that Superman Returns didn’t work was the casting choices that were made. I lump both Natalie Portman and Kate Bosworth into the same category. They are young, pretty, talented, capable young ladies, don’t get me wrong, but Lois Lane they are not! I think that they are aiming too young for one. Why not have a Clark and Lois in their thirties? It would make sense. Reporters in their twenties ar still proving themselves. They aren’t pulitzer winning journalists. Besides we already have Lois and Clark in their twenties struggling with their feelings for eachother and trying to make a name for themselves in the hustle and bustle of Metropolis, it’s called Smallville! If they are serious about giving this franchise a new lease they should tackle it on a whole different level. Aranofsky is a good director. I like his films. However, cerebral character studies are his bag, not big budget action films. While I am sure he is capable he’s just not logical. I hope for the cinematic future of the man of steel and the conscious of every fan of him that a different route is taken.

  • Juggernaut

    NO! Natalie Portman is okay and all, but NO! Lois Lane is a sassy, independent, headstrong, rough edged, somewhat abbrasive woman. Not a sweet, pretty, oung, soft spoken girl. Part of the reason that Superman Returns didn’t work was the casting choices that were made. I lump both Natalie Portman and Kate Bosworth into the same category. They are young, pretty, talented, capable young ladies, don’t get me wrong, but Lois Lane they are not! I think that they are aiming too young for one. Why not have a Clark and Lois in their thirties? It would make sense. Reporters in their twenties ar still proving themselves. They aren’t pulitzer winning journalists. Besides we already have Lois and Clark in their twenties struggling with their feelings for eachother and trying to make a name for themselves in the hustle and bustle of Metropolis, it’s called Smallville! If they are serious about giving this franchise a new lease they should tackle it on a whole different level. Aranofsky is a good director. I like his films. However, cerebral character studies are his bag, not big budget action films. While I am sure he is capable he’s just not logical. I hope for the cinematic future of the man of steel and the conscious of every fan of him that a different route is taken.

  • squigeema

    I have just spent an entire hour trying to think of somethig that could possibly be more BORING than another Superman movie….couldnt come up with anything….

  • Anonymous

    Got to admit, Marvel movies are kicking DC’s @ss. One exception, Batman[Bale only].

  • HulkSmash

    I think Natalie’s a fine (and hot) choice to play Lois Lane. She can pull off the Byrne-esque, Post-Crisis Lois just fine…but she’ll never fill out a tank top or a tight sweater like Erica Durance (sigh).

  • Bob

    Can I just say.. “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”!!

    Jeez, after the abomination that was SR, you’d think they’d at least try to get the principals right….. and what’s with the main villan being Zod AGAIN… does brainless Hollywood really not have any ideas any more?