Darren Aronofsky no Longer Directing Wolverine Sequel

Well it looks like Darren Aronofsky won’t be directing The Wolverine after all. Due to the massive time commitment and location of shooting he has decided to step down as director.

Aronofsky is quoted as saying

“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 myfamily 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.”

Twentieth Century Fox made this statement:

“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.”

There is no word yet on who will replace Darren Aronofsky but hopefully fox will find someone of similar talent.

Source: 20th Century Fox

GS Reporter: Matt

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