Aronofsky Up For “Wolverine” Sequel

Darren Aronofsky has emerged as a contender to direct “X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2” for 20th Century Fox according to Deadline New York.

At last report David Slade (“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”) and Robert Schwentke (“RED”) were in the running for the job, but now Schwentke has dropped out and Aronofsky has stepped in.

Slade is still considered the favourite to direct, but Hugh Jackman has a major influence on the decision and worked with Aronofsky on “The Fountain” several years ago.