The Saga of Darren Aronofsky; Plus, Superman Reboot Plot?


I still can’t get my head around the idea that Darren Aronofsky is interested in directing a superhero movie, as he seems to be when his name was actively in the running for both the “Superman” reboot and the “X-Men: Origins” sequel. This is Darren Aronofsky, after all. “Pi”? “Requiem for a Dream”? “The Wrestler”? What’s he doing throwing his hat into directing gigs for a dude that can shoot lasers out of his eyes and one that can pop metal claws out of his knuckles?

In any case, according to everyone and their momma working in “the trades” today, the “Wolverine” job is down to Aronofsky and David Slade, and depending on who you read, either Aronofsky’s got the inside track, or Slade’s the man for the job.

Now you can throw another film into th Darren Aronofsky saga: “Tales from the Gangster Squad”, which according to Vulture, Warner Bros. has offered to Aronofsky after Ben Affleck passed. Yes, there is actually a chance Darren Aronofsky might be getting Ben Affleck’s past-over jobs. Tell me you saw that coming.

All of the above is just speculation, but Vulture also had this little tidbit about the Zack Snyder-directed “Superman” reboot which I hadn’t heard before. Previous rumors had Supes fighting General Zod in the reboot, but what will he be doing until those sure-to-be epic throwdowns?

According to the article, the reboot will focus on “Clark Kent [as a] journalist traveling the world trying to decide if he should, in fact, even become Superman”.

That’s interesting. If true, it’s certainly a new take on the character, giving us a glimpse into the man before he put on the suit, possibly culminating with his battles with Zod to seal his creds? Anything’s possible at this point, and expect to hear even more possible plots from the film, most of which will probably be wrong, but that’s what makes them so fun, right?

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  • Jeff_cobaine77

    Brandon Routh is still looks like Superman,and i like him portraying superman because he is superman.

  • Bob

    Sorry Jeff.. I completely disagree…

    Routh is far too girlishly pretty to be supes.. and he certainy can’t act, plus he should have gained about 30 lbs.

    Routh was a bad Superman in a bad Superman movie..and someone obviously agrees or there wouldn’t be a reboot.

  • Majorchutzpah

    didn’t we see this for 10 years iin SMALLVILLE?