editor - October 18, 2010
About the nicest thing anyone can say about 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' is that it was in color and the lines to see it were short, yet somehow Hugh Jackman has lined up two of the absolute best screenwriters and directors in Hollywood to make the sequel. Deadline Hollywood says...
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.
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.
It's almost shocking that the great McQuarrie (who won a screenwriting Oscar for 'The Usual Suspects'), and Aronofsky, who is expected to be an Oscar nominee for 'Black Swan' and who is at least the equal of Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Spike Jonze, Tarsem Singh ('the Fall') and Yimou Zhang ('Curse of the Golden Flower') when it comes to making visually interesting movies, would make 'Wolverine 2'. It's so beneath them I would have been embarrassed to even ask. It would be like if Kubrick made 'Big Mamas House 3'. Twice the running time means twice the laughs!