Hugh Jackman Talks Director Darren Aronofsky's Exit From 'The Wolverine'

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Four years after "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" hit theaters, the adamantium-laced mutant is getting another shot at big-screen glory. But "The Wolverine" hasn't been without its fair share of setbacks, with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky attached to direct at one point, before walking away under unclear circumstances.

Hugh Jackman recently spoke with Total Film about the departure of Aronofsky and why he still thinks "The Wolverine" will succeed under the watchful eye of director James Mangold.

“It’s a wonderful idea, which is why Darren [Aronofsky] was interested in doing it," Jackman said. "He’d been looking for a movie for a long time and he said that this was the best script he’d read. It didn’t work out in the end for many, complicated reasons but it was kind of a reassurance to me that I knew we were on the right path.”

Jackman also admitted that in his eyes, "X-Men Origins" was far from a successful film. He hopes to rectify that with his next Logan-centric adventure.

“For various reasons with the first movie I don’t think we got to the bottom of the character," he said, "and I think that’s why, in this one, we’re calling it ‘The’ Wolverine. It should feel like a standalone movie."

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