There will be a new Superman movie coming together soon and rumors have been flying about Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception) or Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler) as possible directors for the project. Now there’s a rumor that Natalie Portman could play Lois Lane.
With the rumor that Darren Aronofsky is one of the key names on the Supermandirector shortlist being explored by Warner Bros. and Christopher Nolan, this additional rumor was probably inevitable. So roll this around in your head for a minute: Natalie Portman as Lois Lane…
…This particular part of the Superman rumor puzzle comes from Moviehole, which reports that one member of the Black Swan production team says that Aronofsky has been talking about Superman for some time, and that Warner Bros. wanted Portman for Lois Lane when Bryan Singer’s film was being assembled, and thinks that with Aronofsky on board to direct she would say yes.
But is it true? We have no official word from Warner Bros., but the smart money says that, if you’re looking to cast a female lead in a film like this, Natalie Portman’s name naturally comes up. Furthermore, if Darren Aronofsky’s name is in the mix, especially as he’s about to release a new film in which Portman is said to be magnificent, the link gets stronger.
Superman movies are big and rumors are bound to, well… abound. Any of these names attached to this project would make me happy, I just hope they hurry up and get to it. I want to report facts, enough with the rumors already!