Wolverine 2 getting Darren Aronofsky?

Black Swan director could take on the sequel

Darren Aronofsky

Superman directing duties have gone to Zack Snyder, but it seems the film world is still keen for other Supes contender Darren Aronofsky to helm a comic book movie – they’re now ushering Wolverine 2 his way.

The Black Swan director, who’s become one of the most well-regarded filmmakers working today thanks to films like Pi, Requiem For A Dream and The Wrestler, has been offered the film by 20th Century Fox.

Just last week, Aronofsky was a name being linked to Superman, which got us all kinds of excited. But with that gig going to Snyder, this could be a very nice consolation prize indeed.

The sequel, scripted by Christopher McQuarrie, would involve Hugh Jackman’s wolvie falling into a forbidden romance with a Japanese woman, who's been promised to another. Because Wolverine likes to get his way, he ends up fighting the woman’s father and brothers.

Rumours of Aronofsky's involvement have circulated for over a month now, but could a deal be almost set? Nothing's official yet, but with Aronofsky having worked with Jackman before on The Fountain, we quite like those odds.

Fancy seeing Aronofsky and Jackman back together again? Speak out below...

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    • KingofSpain

      Oct 6th 2010, 12:09

      Anyone else think that brief synopsis of the plot sounds lame?

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    • theframe

      Oct 6th 2010, 12:27

      Very lame. In my opinion, Aronofsky is one of the best directors in the business today and whatever he does will turn out great. However if he wastes his time doing a big hollow blockbuster like this when he could be working on one of his own original ideas, then the mans a fool!

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 6th 2010, 13:05

      As long as doesnt up floating around inside a bubble

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    • daz8778

      Oct 6th 2010, 15:41

      cannot be any worse than origins

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 7th 2010, 0:41

      I would only like to see Aronofsky direct the next Wolverine if he gets creative freedom, otherwise he'd just be as well making Robocop.

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