Add Aronofsky To The Possible Superman Directors List

But take off Ben Affleck, even though we didn’t realise he was on the list

Actually, Aronofsky was once rumoured to be helming another superhero reboot; he was at one point attached to the Batman film that Christopher Nolan eventually directed in the form of Batman Begins .So maybe it’s not such a weird choice? No, hang on. It is. But weird can be good.

The Hollywood Reporter reckons that Ben Affleck (hot off his directorial success with The Town ) had also been approached, but he’s already turned the job down, which is a damned shame as we’d love to have used the headline “Daredevil Directs Superman”.

So, so any of the names mentioned so far strike you as the right man for the job? Why is it all men on the list? Can’t women direct superhero flicks? And when will the hunt for a lead actor swing into action (’cos we all know it ain’t gonna be Tom Welling)?

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Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.