Earlier this week it was announced that Zack Snyder would direct Warner Bros’ Superman reboot Man of Steel, which left fellow candidate Darren Aronofsky in the dust. He was said to be the front runner for the gig, but the studio obviously decided to go in another direction. Their loss is 20th Century Fox’s gain, because there’s been movement on the Wolverine 2 front and it has Aronofsky written all over it.
According to a report in Vulture, Aronofsky has gone into negotiations to direct Wolverine 2, now that Superman is no longer an option. Back in August we reported on Fox’s interest in him to helm the sequel but nothing was ever confirmed. Now, sources are claiming that their interest has resumed and Aronofsky has moved closer to making a deal.
On another note, Warner Bros may offer Aronofsky a “consolation prize” in the form of Tales From the Gangster Squad. It’s a high priority project that the studio originally offered to Ben Affleck but he turned it down. It’s said to be a cops and robbers drama that takes place in the 1940s.
If the director wants to break out into mainstream cinema Wolverine 2 would be the way to go, but Tales From the Gangster Squad, creatively, seems like it’s more up his alley. What should he choose?
Do you think Aronofsky has what it takes to bring Wolverine to greatness? Should he take the offer?