Aronofsky Peaces Out Of ‘Wolverine’

Thursday, March 17 by

Well, it had to happen: Darren Aronofsky is out of the director’s chair for the new Wolverine movie. There’s an old saying in Hollywood that you’d all be smart to start living by: Not even adamantium claws can separate Darren Aronofsky and his family. The majority of the film, starring Hugh Jackman, was to be shot overseas, and the actor had always stated that that would be something of a dealbreaker for him:

“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,” Aronofsky said in a joint statement with

“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,” he continued.

Aw man! It’s undeniable that Aronofsky’s involvement gave the film instant cred it wouldn’t have had otherwise, but it looks like that’s not on the table anymore. Perhaps he and Jackman can collaborate again on The Fountain 2: Metaphysical Time And Space Boogaloo. (Hollywood Reporter)

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  1. March 17, 2011 10:26 am


    that graphic is awesome.

  2. March 17, 2011 10:26 am


    Lets hope McG says yes (cough)

  3. March 17, 2011 10:26 am

    standing ovation

    David Fincher?

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