Aronofsky in the Running to Direct Superman

Black Swan helmer Darren Aronofsky has joined the list of potential directors for Warner Bros.’ new Superman movie, reports Heat Vision.

The list includes Duncan Jones, Jonathan Liebesman, Matt Reeves, Tony Scott and Zack Snyder. The trade adds that Ben Affleck was also briefly in the running but he is reportedly no longer pursuing the job.

Aronofsky is said to be in active talks, though it’s early.

Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas will executive produce the film, targeted for a 2012 release.