Years ago Darren Aronofsky hinted that he was in the running to direct Man of Steel. He cited personal reasons as to why he couldn’t do it, but praised the script and Zack Snyder’s take on it.
“I thought Zack was a great choice [for Man of Steel], and I loved his Watchmen movie,” Aronofsky said on the Happy Sad Confused podcast in 2014. “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.”
Now, fast forward to 2017 and a Man of Steel 2 script is in the works. During a recent interview with CinePop, Aronofsky was asked if he’d like to direct a superhero movie one day. He once again expressed his interest in Superman, though he seemed doubtful that he’d get the job any time soon.
“I mean, you know, Superman would always be interesting,” Aronofsky explained. “But they’re already deep into reinventing him, so that’s not going to happen for a long time.”
Perhaps Aronofsky has a totally different take on Superman that wouldn’t fit into the current DC Extended Universe version of the character. Director Matthew Vaughn has confirmed he’s had talks for Man of Steel 2, and explained that he wants to do a modern version of the Richard Donner Superman.
Would you like to see Darren Aronofsky direct a Superman movie one day? Do you think he’d be a better choice for Man of Steel 2 than Matthew Vaughn? Let me know in the comments below.