Darren Aronofsky is no longer directing “The Wolverine.” He just released the following statement:
“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.”
In response to Aronofsky’ press release, 20th Century Fox stated:
“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.”
Since I was looking forward to Aronofsky’s direction, I’m stunned and saddened by this news. I really wanted him to right the wrongs “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” made, which were many. As for other choices, perhaps Matt Reeves (“Cloverfield,” “Let Me In”) would be a good fit.
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