Aronofsky Steps Down From Directing The Wolverine

Aronofsky Steps Down From Directing The Wolverine

Mar 17, 2011

  • In perhaps the most surprising news of the day, Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky has dropped out of directing the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In a statement issued by the Black Swan director, Aronofsky says that during the process of prepping for The Wolverine, he became uncomfortable with the prospect of spending almost a year away from his family. Much of the film is scheduled to be shot in Japan. Deadline is also reporting that his withdrawal also involves the director’s divorce from actress Rachel Weisz and the custody of their son. Fox issued a statement saying that while disappointed, they look forward to working with the director in the future and will move forward “aggressively.” So who should step into the vacated director’s chair? --Derrick Deane

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