A source for Entertainment Weekly is claiming that 20th Century Fox is unlikely to hire a new director in the immediate future now that Darren Aronofsky has dropped out. The source says, "I think we’re going to let it air out a bit before we approach another director." The magazine even cites one of the reasons being "the tragic series of events currently unfolding in Japan."
Not true, says our solid source, who tells us that if the studio found a new director tomorrow, they could still start filming in July as was planned.
In the official statement on Aronofsky’s departure, the studio said that "Hugh Jackman and Fox both remain fully committed to making ‘The Wolverine.’ We will regroup and move forward aggressively."
It looks like they are sticking to that strategy for now.