Thursday, March 17, 2011

Aronofsky Clawed Out

Well, that Wolverine sequel I was so optimistic about has at least one less reason to be optimistic, with director Darren Aronofsky, who was all set to reunite with star Hugh Jackman (after their previous teaming on The Fountain), leaving the project before filming was scheduled to start. After the ghastly first Wolverine flick, I'd just about written the spin-off series off, but Aronofsky's signing gave the first inklings of hope that perhaps they were interested in doing something a cut above the usual bombast we expect. On the plus side: Aronofsky is exiting because of family issues, and not due to the dreaded "creative differences" that one would normally expect. On the minus side: well, it's not like family issues are a great thing either. Anyway, here's hoping Fox finds a director who's actually a worthy replacement, and that they don't go the Ratner route with this franchise again.

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