The ones looking forward to a darker interpretation of Wolverine are not gonna be happy with the announcement that Darren Aronofsky will no longer be directing the planned film. With shooting just about to begin on the movie recently named The Wolverine, Aronofsky admitted that due to family concerns, he is no longer comfortable being over seas for so long.
His marriage to actress Rachel Weisz has hit the rocks and divorce is in his near future. Unfortunately, a custody battle is imminent and the case will likely cause issues with his responsibilities as director. Since a majority of the filming is set to occur in Japan and calls for him to spend the better part of a year there, he doesn’t feel comfortable being away from his family for that long. He had the following to say:
“As I talked more about the film with my collaborators at Fox, it became clear that the production of ‘The Wolverine’ would keep me out of the country for almost a year. I was not comfortable being away from my family for that length of time. I am sad that I won’t be able to see the project through, as it is a terrific script and I was very much looking forward to working with my friend, Hugh Jackman, again.”
Fox regarded his departure as understandable and respect his decision. They have assured us though that they have plans to “regroup and move forward aggressively.”
Could this be bad news for the film or should we take Aronofsky’s approval of the script as a good sign of whats to come?