The Merry-go-round that is Warner's Superman reboot has taken another turn. Warner are currently underway with producer Christopher Nolan still looking for a director, they’re also thinking casting. In particular they have someone in mind for Lois Lane: Natalie Portman.
Apparently Warner Bros. wanted her for the part back when they were making Superman Returns but couldn’t get her and eventually went with Kate Bosworth instead. I’m an unabashed fan of Superman Returns and while I can’t imagine anyone other than Brandon Routh playing the character of Supes, yeah, we can live without Bosworth. She never really captured the spitfire, take no prisoners style of Lois. That’s something that Portman can bring in spades.
The rumor of her possible involvement comes from the generally reliable reporters at Moviehole where they say the can get her for the part, but only if Darren Aronofsky ends up directing the film. Portman has been getting rave reviews for her role in the upcoming Aronofsky film Black Swan so it makes sense that she’d be willing to follow Aronofsky wherever he goes and that Aronofsky might want to bring her with him. Unfortunately Darren’s name is just one of several on the list of directors being considered to direct Superman: If At First You Don’t Succeed. No Aronofsky, no Natalie Portman as Lois Lane.