Aronofsky Off Of THE WOLVERINE.

The Los Angeles Times Hero Complex blog is reporting that Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky has stepped down from the helm of The Wolverine, the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

The project was aiming for a late spring start of filming. It remains to be seen if this timeline will still hold true.

The blog reached Aronofsky for a statement. This is what he said;

“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.”

This explanation seems to raise a number of questions, as the fact that the film would take place, and be filmed, in Japan was a well-known fact way before  Aronofsky signed on. It seems implausible that the fact that he would have been out of the country for a year would be able to sneak up on him like it did.

Aronofsky also backed out of The Fighter, becoming on of the many hiccups that production had.

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