So, Darren Aronofsky is off The Wolverine to the surprise of no-one. But who should Fox go to to replace him, and keep the surreal indie cred that Aronofsky's attachment brought to the franchise sequel?
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Director Darren Aronofsky is officially the director of the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" sequel, simply titled, "The Wolverine." Expected to shoot early next year, the film will follow the character to Japan.
Director Darren Aronofsky has confirmed that his Wolverine movie won't bear an unwieldy title like, say, X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2. Instead, it will be called The Wolverine. It also won't be a conventional sequel to Gavin Hood's 2009 movie.
Although 20th Century Fox has yet to officially announce Darren Aronofsky as the director of X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2, star Hugh Jackman provides confirmation, promising the filmmaker will deliver a sequel with "some meat on the bones."
Twentieth Century Fox and director Darren Aronofsky are reportedly so close to reaching an agreement on X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 that talks have moved to begin shooting in March on a New York sound stage to keep from inconveniencing the families of the filmmaker and Hugh Jackman.
Affleck's The Town has enjoyed excellent business at the box office in its two weekends in theaters plus a hefty helping of critical acclaim. It's no surprise, then, that Warner Bros. wants the up-and-coming filmmaker for one of its flagship franchises — but that doesn't mean Affleck wants anything to do with it himself.
David Slade and Robert Schwentke may have some competition in Fox’s search for a Wolverine 2 director. Hugh Jackman and Darren Aronofsky worked together previously on the director’s film-turned-graphic novel The Fountain, and Jackman is reportedly open to the idea of a reunion.