It’s not been officially announced yet, but Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox is close to signing Darren Aronofsky to direct the second solo Wolverine movie. The site says that the deal 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,” with a projected start date for filming of March next year. The news comes after months of speculation over who would direct the sequel, with Twilight Saga: Eclipse director David Slade and Red‘s Robert Schwentke both being attached at various times. This will be the second collaboration between Aronofksy and Jackman; they’d previously worked together on The Fountain.
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