Aronofsky almost a done deal to direct Wolverine 2

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10.18.10 17 Comments

There’ve been so many GD Darren Aronofsky stories over the last couple weeks that I could a separate site called What Will Darren Aronofsky  But now at least it seems like there’s actual news to report, so I’m just going to rush through it as fast as I can.  Long story short, it looks like he’s going to direct Wolverine 2 after all:

One of Hollywood’s biggest directing gigs looks done. Darren Aronofsky’s deal to direct 20th Century Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2  is close enough that discussion has turned to shooting the sound stage portions of the film in New York so the filmmaker and Hugh Jackman don’t have to inconvenience their families. A March start date is being eyed so that Aronofsky has time to open Black Swan and be available for the inevitable awards season obligations. When the New York scenes are completed, they’ll head to Japan to shoot the bulk of the Christopher McQuarrie-scripted movie. [Deadline]

Notice they said “biggest”, not “best.” How the hell did they get the director of The Wrestler and the writer of Usual Suspects to take Fox’s sloppy seconds?  I guess it’s better than getting Brett Ratner, but am I really supposed to be happy about this news?  It’s like hiring an Iron Chef to dress my nachos at the Am/Pm.  Will these nachos taste better?  Yeah, probably, but I think I’d rather just go to his restaurant.

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