Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The Wolverine Will Go On Without Aronofsky
Hugh Jackman spoke with Entertainment Weekly at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where he reaffirmed his commitment to making the Marvel spin-off/prequel sequel despite the recent departure of director Darren Aronofsky due to personal issues.
"So now we're out looking for a director," said Jackman. "We were pretty much ready to go. The script is fantastic — the best we've ever had, which is why it attracted Darren in the first place. His personal situation precludes him from doing it now, and I feel for him. But now we need to find a director."
Jackman vowed that he and the studio are "not going to settle. We're going to find a director as good as Darren, if not better. Well, as good." He stressed that everyone remains committed to making the movie happen ... someday.