More Information on Why Aronofsky Left The Wolverine

Posted on 18 March 2011 by Christian

His family may not be the reason for him abandoning the project. Could Fox’s ever-present pressure be the real reasoning?

It’s no secret that Fox has a history of being over-bearing when it comes to their films, especially when it comes to the X-Men franchise. One only has to look at films like X-Men: The Last Stand to see the end result of that. More recently, we’ve heard rumors of Fox rushing Matthew Vaughn and the production on X-Men: First Class. Time will tell if their pressure will be evident in the final product.

Today, we learned that Darren Aronofsky would be leaving The Wolverine, stating that the production would be pulling him away from his family for too long and he couldn’t do that. So he opted to step down, leaving 20th Century Fox to scramble for a new director. But the folks over at Cinema Blend may have the real reason why he bailed.

One of their long time scoopers(who happened to fill them in about Jon Favreau leaving Iron Man 3 months before ti was announced) has informed them that Aronofsky pulled out due to Fox’s unwillingness to allow him to have full control over the film, much like Warner Brothers has done with Christopher Nolan and the Batman films.

…but he

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