Aronofsky in Active Talks on New Superman; Affleck No Longer Pursuing Pic?

ALTAccording to reports on Monday, Darren Aronofsky is in — and Ben Affleck is out of — the running to direct the new Superman movie at Warner Bros. 

Christopher Nolan is producing the new film and is looking for a director who is able to handle the elaborate production and willing to collaborate, reports Heat Vision.

Rumored meetings taking place include sit-downs between Nolan and Warner execs and such directors as Duncan Jones, Jonathan Liebesman, Matt ReevesTony Scott and Zack Snyder.

According to HV sources, Affleck met about Superman last week but is no longer pursuing it.

Aronofsky, said HV sources, is still in active talks. The Los Angeles Times reported similar source chatter.

Per HV: “If [Aronofsky] were to get the gig, there would be some irony: A decade ago, Aronofsky was attached to direct a Batman movie loosely based on a storyline written by Frank Miller. That didn’t happen, and it paved the way for Nolan to direct Batman Begins.”

HitFix has put together its own list of candidates, which includes Gore VerbinskiKathryn Bigelow and Michael Bay.

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