Monday, March 21, 2011

Sheathing the Claws

After last week's heartbreaker of a story that Darren Aronofsky had departed directing chores on Fox's Wolverine sequel over family concerns, I wondered -- ominously -- who the studio would draft into service to fill his shoes. According to EW, however, they're not exactly rushing to fill out their dance card just yet, deciding to let it "air out" (whatever that means) before reconnoitering and starting anew. Another possible roadblock for the film -- based on the iconic Chris Claremont/Frank Miller Wolverine comic series from the mid-'80s -- could be the plans to shoot the majority of the Japan-set story in that country, which may simply be impossible given the ongoing situation over there. Clearly there's more that needs to be figured out than just who's going to call "Action!", and per a Fox rep, they're in "no hurry" to get The Wolverine going again. Given the planned summer 2012 release, I'm not sure how much wiggle room the studio has, but I'm glad they're taking their time to hopefully get it right rather than just get it out.

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