Darren Aronofsky Deftly Avoids ‘Wolverine 2′ Questions, Bub

Late last month, it was rumored that the list of potential directors for the sequel to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” was down to two filmmakers: David Slade (“30 Days of Night” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”) and Darren Aronofsky (“Requiem For a Dream” and “The Wrestler”).

The former recently admitted meeting with Hugh Jackman about the job, but the latter noticeably clammed up when MTV News cornered him during the Toronto International Film Festival, where Aronofsky’s recently “Black Swan” premiered. Watch it for yourself and read into it what you will, folks…

“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” said Aronofsky when asked why he was seen meeting with FOX co-chairman Tom Rothman during the festival.

Pressed for further explanation, the filmmaker added, “There are a lot of projects out there and I haven’t really focused on anything yet.”

However, though he was keeping mum about “Wolverine 2,” Aronofsky did offer up some thoughts about his relationship to comic book movies and their source material.

“Even though I’ve been attached to all these comic book [movies], I never really was a comic book kid growing up,” he said. “I didn’t really have comic books. I didn’t really know who Wolverine was until I met Hugh Jackman and got to know it.”

“Of course, I grew up with Batman and Superman and Spider-Man a little bit, but I’m not the biggest comic book fan, even though I’ve been attached to a lot of them,” he added. “It would be fun to do one, [but] it’s just finding the right situation, the right project.”

So, it looks like we’re no further along in the great “Wolverine 2″ director mystery, but as you can see from this clip, we’ll keep hunting for clues. Snikt, snikt, bub.

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