Thursday, March 17, 2011

Aronofsky Not Directing The Wolverine

Darren Aronofsky will not be directing The Wolverine.  This is sucky news no doubt as he would have made a pretty awesome flick.
     Statements from the director and Fox are as follows: "As I talked more about the film with my collaborators at Fox, it became clear that the production of ‘The Wolverine’ would keep me out of the country for almost a year. I was not comfortable being away from my family for that length of time. I am sad that I won't be able to see the project through, as it is a terrific script and I was very much looking forward to working with my friend, Hugh Jackman, again."  
     Fox had this to say: "While we are of course disappointed that Darren can’t do ‘The Wolverine’, we also understand and respect his reasons. Having done both ‘The Wrestler’ and ‘Black Swan’ with Darren, we know he is an extraordinary talent and we look forward to working with him on other projects in the future. Hugh Jackman and Fox both remain fully committed to making ‘The Wolverine’. We will regroup and move forward aggressively."
Where this leaves The Wolverine is anyone's guess.  Apparently the film hasn't even officially been green lit even though script and some pre-production work has been done including Jackman himself bulking up for the role.  It's quite possible the thing could fall apart completely.  The Comicpalooza Blog will keep you posted.

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