Aronofsky To Direct Wolverine 2?
Fresh from finishing Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky may have set his sights on directing Wolverine 2. Deadline reports that The Wrestler director is hoping that his relationship with the film’s star, Hugh Jackman, could secure the coveted job.
Aronofsky directed Jackman in The Fountain (after Brad Pitt pulled out), and the director has allegedly spoken with the star about another possible collaboration. Jackman is believed to hold significant clout in the studio’s decision regarding who will direct the sequel to 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
There is currently a three-way face off between Aronofsky, David Slade (30 Days of Night, Hard Candy) and Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveller’s Wife). Slade is seen as the prime candidate after the success of Eclipse, the third film in The Twilight Saga, while it is thought that Schwentke (who has been garnering significant hype for the soon-to-be-released Red) may have pulled out of the race.
Schwentke appears to be exploring other options, including Robert Ludlum’s The Osterman Weekend and R.I.P.D. which will star Ryan Reynolds.