You’ve got to feel for Hugh Jackman. Mere months away from him re-pairing with director Darren Aronofsky for the awesome-sounding The Wolverine , his filmmaking buddy ditched the project.
Still, Jackman’s got his chin up and is talking about the next move for the comic adap – which clearly begins with finding a replacement captain.
“We need to find another director and once we’ve found that, we’ll be able to know,” he tells Coming Soon of the film’s status.
What with the sequel taking place almost entirely in Japan, the film also needs to find a way to shoot in a Japan-like environment – which could prove tricky after the multiple disasters over there.
“It’s too early to call on Japan,” Jackman says. “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.”
It’s good to know, at least, that Jackman’s still enthusiastic about the project – even if he has been left in the lurch.