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Hugh Jackman comments on the current state of The Wolverine

03.29.2011

Fans of Marvel's famous clawed mutant hoped the character would finally get some respectable treatment in a solo film, but those hopes were recently devastated when director Darren Aronofsky departed THE WOLVERINE.

On top of that, the new Wolvie tale is set almost entirely in Japan, following the popular Logan versus ninja clan comic story from the 80s. But that setting is experiencing its own heartbreaking human tragedy at the moment.

Star/producer Hugh Jackman is keeping his chiseled chin high and forging ahead. "We need to find another director and once we've found that, we'll be able to know," he tells Coming Soon. "It's too early to call on Japan, I'm not sure where they're at, so now we're finding another director, but Fox is very anxious to make the movie and we're moving ahead full steam to find another director."

Jackman had been really bulking up to play the adamantium-laced anti-hero to Aronofsky's instructions -- powerful and stocky like his comic depiction. With luck, the studio will find an appropriate replacement director and production plan soon, since the actor is probably getting tired of swallowing 6,000 calories a day for the role.

Jackman also still wants to partner with his THE FOUNTAIN director again in the future: "This one didn't work out but hopefully there'll be another one."

Extra Tidbit: Sure, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE was a mess, as was Ratner's X-MEN 3. But I'm probably in the minority in that I don't think Singer's X-MEN movies hold up particularly well either. They certainly have their moments, but man, there is some seriously clunky stuff in each of them...
Source: Coming Soon

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