It was quite a shock when Darren Aronofsky announced that he would not direct The Wolverine. After considering a year in Japan was too long of a commitment (whining something about being away from family) the cinemaster behind ‘The Wrestler’ and ‘Black Swan’ paused any chance the production had for a summer start. Even his relationship with star Hugh Jackman couldn’t keep him in the director’s chair. With no director and filming in Japan uncertain, thanks to the disaster currently in the country, it appears that the adamantium warrior won’t be ready to see the silver screen. However, that doesn’t mean that star Hugh Jackman is worried about it.
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In an interview with ComingSoon at CinemaCon, Hugh Jackman said:
“We need to find another director and once we’ve found that, we’ll be able to know. It’s too early to call on Japan, I’m not sure where they’re at, so now we’re finding another director, but Fox is very anxious to make the movie and we’re moving ahead full steam to find another director.”
If Jackman isn’t worried then you shouldn’t be either, right? A new director is fine but the script relies heavily on taking place in Japan (inspired from Frank Millers comic run), you just can’t replace Japan with another country and consider it all even. Did this sudden change in Darren’s choice of work strain the pals working relationship? Hell no, “This one didn’t work out but hopefully there’ll be another one,” the actor said.
Hopefully they get another director very soon to take over. It sucks to lose such a talented director like Aronofsky to scheduling conflicts and personal decisions but as long as they can cover everything by the end of the year they should be fine. Hopefully, FOX doesn’t hire some asshat director, like Stephen Sommers or Brett Ratner.