Remember how terrible X-Men Origins: Wolverine was? Then remember getting excited because Darren Aronofsky was in talks to direct The Wolverine, so there was a possibility of it being awesome? Then remember how Aronofsky said he'd rather spend time with his precious family (baww!) than direct a sequel to a movie about a guy with claw hands who's been alive since forever? And then the devastating tsunami tore through Japan, which is where the Marvel movie was supposed to shoot, and that's when I gave up all hope... *Cries Into Pillow*

Wait a second, bubs and bubbettes. Hugh Jackman made the following statement at CinemaCon today, in an effort to slice up the evil villain Malaise-O, who has kidnapped the film's production since Aronofsky's departure:
“We’re not going to settle. We’re going to find a director as good as Darren, if not better. Well, as good. Everyone is still pushing forward to getting it done.”

I'm gonna personally hold him to that promise, because Origins was so bad and they would not return my money or beloved childhood memories of Wolverine at the box office. With a script by talented Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects), they should be able to get someone good, but Fox has a reputation for being very controlling. That might be the real reason why Aronofsky didn't stick around, and it might be hard to find an auteur who's eager for notes like, "could we make this samurai story less Japanese somehow?" (ScreenRant)