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Wolverine 2 Moves Forward, March Shoot Date On The Cards

Posted on 06 October 2010 by Christian

It looks like the deal is done and Aronofsky and Hugh Jackman will be heading to Japan for the (hopefully) new and improved Wolverine 2…
We already had word that Aronofsky would most likely be the one to direct the X-Men Origins Wolverine sequel. Now Deadline are reporting that he has been (all but) confirmed to helm the new flick. I say “all but” because we still haven’t head anything “official” from Fox or indeed the director himself. But Deadline are rarely off base and they reckon the wheels are in motion and they will be aiming for a March shoot date..
Darren Aronofsky’s deal to direct 20th Century Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 is close enough that discussion has turned to shooting the sound stage portions of the film in New York so the filmmaker and Hugh Jackman don’t have to inconvenience their families. A March start date is being eyed so that Aronofsky has time to open Black Swan and be available for the inevitable awards season obligations. When the New York scenes are completed, they’ll head to Japan to shoot the bulk of the Christopher McQuarrie-scripted movie.
There are those that think Aronofsky is crazy to take on this film after the dismal reception the first one got. I suppose they see it as a waste of his talent and would rather he worked on something with more potential. I think a director like Aronofsky would only get involved in a movie if he was 100% certain of the material. Jackman has already given (arguably) his best performance working under Aronofsky in The Fountain. And if McQuarrie’s script is as good as we have heard, I think we are in for a treat.

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