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.