Who is replacing Aronofsky on The Wolverine?


There’s been some controversy on the status of The Wolverine following Darren Aronofsky’s sudden departure from the project, mainly in regards to whether or not the Japan-based sequel will ever happen, especially in the wake of the devastating tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis in the area. However, Hugh Jackman is still very committed to the project and is actively developing it even without a director. However, Deadline reveals that the two front-runners for Aronofsky’s replacement are interesting choices indeed.

The first is David Slade, director of Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night, and, most recently, Twilight: Eclipse. While I’ve yet to see anything beyond the first Twilight, I’m told Eclipse is the best film in the series thus far, and I’m a huge fan of Hard Candy. 30 Days of Night, not so much. The second, significantly more exciting choice is Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones. I would love to see a Duncan Jones-directed Wolverine, as a lot of the themes of isolation that Jones works with would translate really well to Wolverine’s character. That said, a large part of me doesn’t want him to get the job, as I’d much rather he pursue his own original projects. A new Hollywood director, especially one that’s broken onto the scene with such talent, can be crippled early on by being pigeonholed into genre projects thanks to executives that don’t know a good thing from a hole in the ground.

Which do you think would be a better Wolverine director, or do you think someone completely different deserves to direct Captain SniketySnick?

[Via Deadline]