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Darren Aronofsky won't be making the 'Wolverine' sequel




Don't think just because Darren Aronofsky was nominated for an Oscar for Black Swan that he'll start slumming it again by making popcorn movies. In fact, he's just pulled out of the Wolverine sequel because of scheduling problems, and that just won't do.

"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," he said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. That length of time may have been because the movie was reportedly going to be shot in Japan, keeping with the character's comic book mythology.  "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."

Twentieth Century Fox seemed sad about the whole thing, saying, "While we are of course disappointed that Darren can't do The Wolverine, we also understand and respect his reasons … Hugh Jackman and Fox both remain fully committed to making The Wolverine. We will regroup and move forward aggressively." Hey, we hear that Kevin Smith may be available after he finishes touring for Red State.

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[Last modified: Friday, March 18, 2011 4:23pm]


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