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David Slade Says 'Wolverine 2' Gig Was Basically His Until Darren Aronofsky Showed Up

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 3, 2010 11:18 AM
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Likens It To An Old-Girlfriend Coming Back And Stepping DownYou'll recall a few weeks before Darren Aronofsky took the gig for "The Wolverine," then colloquially known as "Wolverine 2," several high-profile directors were in contention for the job -- or at least in discussions -- and one of those filmmaker was "Twilight: Eclipse" and "30 Days Of Night" director David Slade (other names included Robert Schwentke and allegedly Matt Reeves and Tony Scott, to name a few).

'The Wolverine' Starts Shooting April 2011, Darren Aronofsky Inks Two Year Deal With Fox

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2010 10:25 AM
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So that's why he did it. While we're slowly getting more and more used to (and excited by) the idea of Darren Aronofsky helming the comic book movie "The Wolverine," we didn't really see what he was getting out of it other than an opportunity to play in the studio tentpole sandbox for the first time in his career. But now, things a bit a more sense.

'Wolverine 2' Now Simply Called 'The Wolverine'; Darren Aronofsky Calls Film A "One Off"

  • By The Playlist
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  • November 14, 2010 4:19 AM
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Aronofsky's Regular Cinematographer Matthew Libatique Will Lens FilmA few new details on the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" sequel have emerged. Yes, we're still wrapping our heads (in disbelief) around the fact that Darren Aronofsky ("The Fountain," "The Wrestler") is going to be directing this thing, but we suppose that since he dabbled and flirted with adaptations of "Batman: Year One," "Watchmen" and "RoboCop," he would have eventually taken on a big tentpole like this one.

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