After getting hit with a double whammy—his upcoming Wolverine sequel was set to be directed by Darren Aronofsky and filmed in Japan before Aronofsky quit, and Japan was besieged by an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor leaks—Hugh Jackman recently spoke with Coming Soon about losing the director and, potentially, the shooting locations.
From Coming Soon:
“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.”
Wolverine fans, rest easy—the bushy-haired character and his attendant franchise is too big a cash cow for Fox to let slip through their fingers. So there will be Wolverine 2—the Law of Endless Sequels Featuring Comic Book Characters demands it, really. It’s just that, without Aronofsky, it probably won’t be anywhere near as weirdly badass (or badassly weird) as it could have been.
As for not nabbing Aronofsky (who previously directed him in The Fountain), Jackman had this to say: “This one didn’t work out but hopefully there’ll be another one.”
How do you feel about an Aronofsky-less Wolverine film?