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Darren Aronofsky Drops Out of The Wolverine

Just when we'd finally gotten used to this unusual pairing of director and film, a bombshell: Darren Aronofsky won't direct Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine, the X-Men spinoff's sequel. "As I talked more about the film with my collaborators at Fox, it became clear that the production of The Wolverine would keep me out of the country for almost a year," said Aronofsky in a statement. "I was not comfortable being away from my family for that length of time. I am sad that I won't be able to see the project through, as it is a terrific script and I was very much looking forward to working with my friend, Hugh Jackman, again." Could his recent split with wife Rachel Weisz be to blame (the two have a son together)? Or maybe Aronofsky has been devastated since he learned the truth about pi? Developing ... [Coming Soon]

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