‘The Wolverine’ Movie is Now Directorless
Twentieth Century Fox has issued this press released from the director and the studio:
Darren Aronofsky: “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.”
Fox: “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.”
Yes, this blows for us comic book fans, and I was actually happy to see where Aronofsky was going to take this film, too bad he’s a big jerk and couldn’t “Be without his family for a year.” Doesn’t he know that people who eat, sleep, and breath this crap are now currently laying on the ground in a fetal position trying to use the butter knives that they taped to their hands to look more “Wolverineish” are trying to slit their wrists with the very dull knives?
As a father/husband of awesomeness I totally understand though, family has to fit into any equation if you want to keep a solid household and career. We wish he would reconsider, but instead we’ll just have to keep you posted with the latest developments.