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Hugh Jackman On The Wolverine‘s New Director

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We were pretty much ready to go. The script is fantastic — the best we’ve ever had, which is why it attracted Darren in the first place. His personal situation precludes him from doing it now, and I feel for him. But now we need to find a director… We’re not going to settle. We’re going to find a director as good as Darren, if not better. Well, as good. Everyone is still pushing forward to getting it done.

Hugh Jackman on the search for a director to replace Darren Aronofsky, who abruptly left Fox Studios’ The Wolverine after realizing that the mostly overseas shoot was too much of a commitment for him.

Of course Jackman must be getting impatient, what with getting back into shape for he return to superherodom: all bulked up and no where to go. In his own words: “I can’t be eating too many more chicken breasts.”

Nice to see that everybody thinks the script is tight, and that there’s a commitment to finding talent, not just the first guy who comes along. We’ll see who steps in to fill Aronofsky’s shoes.

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