Losing Darren Aronofsky was a major blow for Wolverine, but it appears the franchise is trying to rebound in a big way. 20 Century Fox has a meeting with Duncan Jones to discuss the possibility of the young director taking on Wolverine as his next project. And, this is more than just some Internet rumor, as Empire confirmed the meeting with Duncan himself. Here’s a quote that Jones gave to IGN:
"[Wolverine is] more interesting to me than Batman. A good Wolverine film could be an amazing thing."
Now, before we get too carried away, Jones is still very keen on working on his own material, most likely in the form of Mute. Mute, of course is the Blade Runner homage the director has been talking about doing for quite some time now. Still, if Fox can nab Jones that would be a major boost to a franchise that needs a strong filmmaker to step in and fill Aronofsky’s shoes. And I’m sure Jackman is pressing the studio to find a strong director to helm the project, because he is so committed to the role. He has repeatedly said the script by Christopher McQuarrie is fantastic and that he would be keeping his workout regimen up to keep his signature look for the film ready to go.
I absolutely loved Moon and was a fan of Source Code despite it not ending when it should have. Needless to say, I think Jones would be a great fit for this one. I guess we’ll just have to wait to see if he thinks the same.