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20th Century Fox Isn't Searching for New "Wolverine 2" Director

Posted: March 19th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Now that Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) has quit the "Wolverine" sequel, many are wondering if 20th Century Fox will simply replace him, delay the project in order to regroup, or abandon it altogether.

Entertainment Weekly has learned that the studio has yet to put together a short list of directors and is in no hurry to do so. "I think we're going to let it air out a bit before we approach another director," said a source close to the production. "The one good thing, after losing Darren and what's going on in Japan (where the film will be shot), is that we have a great script and the star (Hugh Jackman) attached and ready to go."

SHH claims that Entertainment Weekly is wrong and that Fox is trying to get the project back on track in order to meet its previously-set July start date.

While it's tough to know who's correct, both sources seem to agree that 20th Century Fox has yet to approach any other directors and that "Wolverine 2" will definitely happen one day. Stay tuned.

Question: Which director should replace Darren Aronofsky?

Source: EW, SHH


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Freudian_Nightmare writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 6:50:17 AM

Of course they're searching for replacement as soon as possible. Fox are the 'Hungry, hungry Hippos' of the movie world. They want some cash and they want it now.

I don't have any top choice for a replacement, as long as it's a competent director and who can stand up against Fox. But chances are they will opt for a director who will just do their bidding, so we can end up with a new atrocity.
rocketman writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 6:54:25 AM

Tarantino.
masht7 writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 7:17:34 AM

Matt Revees?
boogiel writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 7:18:11 AM

Joe Johnston
masht7 writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 7:55:26 AM

Zack Snyder.
sc_kg writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 7:59:51 AM

@masht7
Reeves it's a good call.
Francic Lawrence, David Slade
bandolero999 writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 8:07:21 AM

only the best directors in the biz like Bret Rattner,Bay,Uwe Boll,Tyler Perry,Judd Apatow,Justin Bieber director,MC G
pikeman1 writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 8:10:34 AM

Tyler Perry, Uwe Boll, M. Night Shyamalan, Stephen Sommers..
there's plenty choices there
bandolero999 writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 8:28:08 AM

Even the sexually molested wachowsky brothers and sisters could join in
FilmcriticPHD writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 8:38:50 AM

BECAUSE NO ONE WANTS TO WORK WITH YOU< DO IT YOURSELF
prowler writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 9:03:30 AM

uwe boll
prowler writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 9:04:45 AM

francis ford coppola
BadChadB33 writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 9:29:16 AM

Speilberg is written all over this.
Blank x25 writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 10:07:44 AM

Judd Apatow.
Blank x25 writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 10:08:21 AM

^^^With Seth Rogan as Sabretooth. Why not? It's not like it can get any worse than the last one.
ZenShark writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 10:14:42 AM

Antoine Fuqua
Rambo writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 11:54:24 AM

Stephen Norrington
kidmerchantfourth5665 writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 12:00:48 PM

F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen)
David Slade (30 Days of Night,Eclipse)
Ben Affleck (The Town)
Mike Newel (Prince of Persia,Harry Potter 4)
Gore Verbinski (Pirates of The Caribbean Trilogy)
Anung_un_rama writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 12:26:33 PM

the best director for this is Paul W.S. Anderson he loves making sh*t that ordinary people love to see.... hahahahaha see if Rob Zombie wants a comic movie you know what I take that back he should make deadpool, as for Wolverine what about tony scott or Joe Carnahan?
Ranger writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 1:28:42 PM

Let's be fair...

In defense of 20th Century Fox...

It's pretty unreasonable of us to expect them to be looking for a new director while they have THEIR COLLECTIVE HEADS UP THEIR F*CKING ASS!!!
rabid writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 1:40:13 PM

Frank Miller is the man for the job. He helped create the storyline to begin with and he's experienced enough bringing comic characters to the screen.
He's on a short list of 3 directors who care enough about comic mythology not to stripmine it. And let's face it, without Frank Miller, Wolverine would not be the hairy face of Marvel Comics. All his energy, personality and pathos is built off the sweat of Miller and Claremont's work. So give the job to the man who defined the character best.
minkowski writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 3:38:24 PM

^^Because Frank Miller did a smashup job with The Spirit?
minkowski writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 4:56:19 PM

You know Darren isn't worried. He's off to make some other award winning film that'll sweep people's minds, while FOX is left looking for the plug to fill their bleeding *ssholes.
minkowski writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 5:00:04 PM

"he's experienced enough bringing comic characters to the screen."

He's quite experienced bringing the dead, bloated and rotting corpses of comic book characters to screen, sure.

"Question: Which director should replace Darren Aronofsky?"

We know it's a question, Alex, thus the question mark.

I suggest..no one! Just let the project f*cking die, because the first one was an ass stomp on Wolverine anyway, made watchable only because Jackman does the role well and with style and innate charm.

mrstretch writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 5:37:29 PM

Matt Reeves would be great.
mrstretch writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 5:38:38 PM

Duncan Jones
AYT BALL writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 6:29:53 PM

ME!
The Ascender 07 writes:
on March 19th, 2011 at 9:24:12 PM

Who in the HELL would suggest Uwe Boll? If you were take take all of his movies combined, Wolverine Origins would still blow them out of the water. And that movie was terrible.
jigsaw23 writes:
on March 20th, 2011 at 12:09:08 AM

hmmm i know some good choices and saw some here lol tarentio and frank miller, but then it would be R and fox wants pg13
Lulupendragon writes:
on March 20th, 2011 at 12:43:00 AM

Uwe Boll maybe, maybe not. He has made more bad movies than good, imo. Michael Bay would be interesting. How about Matthew Vaughn? The movie Kick Ass turned out really good. Or Edgar Wright who did Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
whoever writes:
on March 20th, 2011 at 12:49:48 AM

Michael Bay would do it (an injustice)
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on March 20th, 2011 at 1:22:42 AM

Morgan Sporlock, Michael Moore. Edward D. Wood Jr, Stewart Raffill, Jeannot Szwarc, David Hogan, Rolabd Joffe, John Franenheimer, Roger Christian, Uli Edel, John Boorman, Frank Perry & Paul Verhoeven to name but a few.
rabid writes:
on March 20th, 2011 at 1:33:05 AM

Frank Miller did do a smash up job with the Spirit.
He didn't make a movie that would be considered good my cinema standards. But he made a damn good Spirit movie. I think he took the concept as far as anyone could take it and paid amazing homage to Will Eisner's art (which is the only thing the spirit was ever good for anyway).
I like Miller's work. Instead of avoiding the cliches, he digs in and makes himself at home amongst them. It worked for Sin City and it worked for the Spirit, regardless of what a general audience thinks.
The Spirit doesn't really have any memorable stories after his origin, yet this is the ultimate Wolverine tale. The plot has stood the test of time and fans still love it. I really don't see how it could go wrong if they stick to the script, which Miller is prone to doing with 300 and Sin City (again excepting the Spirit because the Spirit has no fanbase beyond artists like Miller and me who worship Eisner as a deity).
Basically, I give him a free pass on the Spirit because The Spirit was never intended to be "good", just there out of respect.
The Skippy Spartan writes:
on March 20th, 2011 at 2:24:37 AM

They should swallow their pride and give Aronofsky complete control of the film plus more money!
minkowski writes:
on March 20th, 2011 at 2:22:29 PM

That's fine, Rabid, but when you make a film that everyone, save you and Frank Miller, hates, that's not a good thing, not for me as the consumer, the guy with the cash to throw down on a film, and not for all the other people who just want to see a good film from our perspective.

In short, The Spirit should have never been made, and instead, a fat check, in return for basically nothing, should've been sent via FedEx to Frank Miller, and they should've used the rest of the money to erect an Eisner statue in your backyard, Rabid.

Would've saved some money, alienated less people, and reduced the farcical rep surrounding Miller's rep as a director.
Ranger writes:
on March 20th, 2011 at 5:16:13 PM

I'd rather see a HIGH-END 'Matrix-esque' RoboCop remake over an Wolverine sequel any day!
Inception writes:
on March 20th, 2011 at 7:24:39 PM

"20th Century Fox Isn't Searching for New "Wolverine 2" Director"

Great News!

"Question: Which director should replace Darren Aronofsky? "

None. I don't want to see another sh*tfest in the summer.
rabid writes:
on March 21st, 2011 at 4:25:14 AM

Nobody forced anyone to watch the Spirit. If you'd never read a Spirit comic book, then I guess it could have looked intriguing. I just don't see how it makes him a sh*tty director.

Mel Gibson is a great director, yet he made The Passion, which was a total sh*t film. But Mel wasn't trying to make a formula film. He was aiming to film visceral mind porn tailored to stir a niche audience.

Frank Miller can direct beautiful cinematography and he's more concerned with being faithful to the vision than making a film for general audiences. It's the same attitude that made Aranofsky a good choice, and that kind of respect is the only thing that will save it from being as painfully pedestrian as the first film.
f*ck mass appeal!
Cinemaisdead writes:
on March 21st, 2011 at 5:56:20 AM

Rabid- You're the first person I've ever head of in the world who thinks the Spirit is good, what did you like about it?

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