Darren Aronofsky May Direct 'Wolverine 2'
Fanboy Fix: 'Wolverine 2,' 'Deadpool' and 'Clash of the Titans 2'
Just when we thought it was down to two directors vying for the directing job on Wolverine 2, Deadline has gone and thrown a wrench in the whole thing claiming that Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Black Swan) is also now a contender to direct. What we now know is that Robert Schwentke has backed out of the running, leaving David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) all alone to battle Aronofsky, both of whom have been meeting with Hugh Jackman to chat and talk about the project. Jackman is said to have final say here, and while one would think that Aronofsky has the upper hand since he has a prior relationship with Jackman (they worked on The Fountain together), it's pretty obvious – especially after seeing what he did with Eclipse – that Slade is the best man for this job.
What do you think?
'Deadpool' Movie May Be Delayed for Awhile
In the same story about the Wolverine directors over at Deadline, they also go on to talk about the problems surrounding Fox's planned Deadpool movie spin-off, and how the director they want (Robert Rodriguez) is busy prepping and then shooting Spy Kids 4, while Ryan Reynolds has been signing up for several films in between shooting Green Lantern movies, making it almost impossible for him to shoot Deadpool in the next couple of years.
My prediction is that if they really see value in a Deadpool movie, they'll recast it and possibly replace Rodriguez. Either that or they'll cancel it all together. What do you want to see happen? Is Deadpool an important enough character to get his own movie?
'Clash of the Titans 2' Director Chosen
Regardless of who said what about the 3D conversion, Warner Bros. is plowing full-steam ahead on a sequel to Clash of the Titans by bringing on Jonathan Liebesman to direct the thing. Liebesman is most known for helming The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, but he's also the guy behind Sony's upcoming alien invasion flick Battle: Los Angeles, which may have been what attracted the studio to him in the first place. No word yet on how the studio plans to address the 3D situation this time around (whether they'll shoot with 3D cameras or just take more time with the conversion), but the $500 million Clash of the Titans did at the box office definitely does prove that this concept has life beyond one more film.
Will you go see Clash of the Titans 2 when it hits theaters?
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