Last week we reported that directors David Slade (30 Days of Night) and Robert Schwentke (Flightplan) were up for the directing job of Wolverine 2. Slade being the favorite among the two choices. Now we can add Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler) to the possible list of directors for the film because Deadline says so!
How awesome would it be to get Aronofsky to direct this movie! I was excited for the prospect of Slade directing the film, but the thought Arnosfsky taking on the project is pretty freakin' incredible! If case you didn't already know Arnofsky has also worked on films such as The Fountain and Requiem For A Dream.
On the X-Men: Wolverine 2 front, 20th Century Fox is between David Slade and Darren Aronofsky, I'm told. Slade, who just directed the summer hit The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, met over the weekend with Jackman on location where he is shooting Real Steel for DreamWorks. Aronofsky has also been talking with Jackman, and they have a good relationship that dates back to The Fountain, when Jackman stepped in after Brad Pitt dropped out.
Arnofskey is no doubt one of the most talented directors in Hollywood right now. He recently directed the film Black Swan with Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel, whcih looks like another great movie. I would love it if he got this gig, but I don't think it will work out, I would think Aronfsky has got some other film projects he would be more interested in working on. I guess we'll find out eventually.
The story is based off the classic Frank Miller comic where Wolverine goes to Japan to find Mariko and gets involved in a battle with the Japanese underworld.
What do you all think about the prospect of Aronofsky taking on Wolverine 2?