Aronofsky for Wolverine?

Aronofsky for Wolverine?

Last week we mentioned that it was looking like 20th Century Fox are keen to bring on Darren Aronofsky for directing the next Wolverine film. This is starting to look almost a certainty as Deadline has reported that the talks have already turned to location specifics and a shooting schedule.

In order to accommodate other demands on leading actor Hugh Jackman and Aronofsky’s time the sound stage portions of the film look to be filmed in New York, with a start date of March 2011. This schedule will allow Aronofsky to complete all of his duties including premieres and other promotional events on his latest film ‘Black Swan’ which stars Natalie Portman.

Following New York production is said to move to Japan where the bulk of the film will take place.

If filming starts in early 2011, we can probably expect to see Wolverine 2 hit screens in around mid-2012 which with a possible Superman film from Zack Snyder coming out around then is shaping up to be a good looking year for comic book movie fans.

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.