Aronofsky Departs The Wolverine

Aronofsky Departs The Wolverine

Some disappointing news has arisen recently for those looking forward to the next Wolverine film with the likelihood that Darren Aronofsky will no longer direct the sequel currently known as ‘The Wolverine’. It had been previously reported that Aronofsky would focus on ‘The Wolverine’ following the completion of ‘Black Swan’, this news gave fans of the X-Men franchise great confidence that the Wolverine series was taking a turn for the better following the lacklustre start with ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’.

Aronofsky has been quoted saying that his increasing awareness regarding the length of time he’d be required to be abroad while working on the film, caused him to become uncomfortable about time away from his family, and that he’d made the decision to put them first and not follow through with this project.

So as Aronofsky no doubt considers what might be the next project that is the right choice to pursue, fans looking forward to the next Wolverine film will have to wait and see who the new director might be.

In the meantime, we have X-Men: First Class to look forward to over the next few months.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.