Published On: Tue, Oct 2nd, 2012

Hugh Jackman says Aronofsky’s exit from ‘The Wolverine’ was ‘complicated’

Four years after “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” hit theaters, the adamantium-enhanced mutant will return to theaters next summer.

Official Hugh Jackman as Wolverinein “The Wolverine” photo 20th Century Fox

“The Wolverine” has endured several setbacks and star Hugh Jackman spoke to Total Film about one of the biggest – the departure of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky.

“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.”

James Mangold takes over  and Jackman is hopeful to find success with this new film.

“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.”

Jackman is joined by Will Yun Lee, who will play the villain Silver Samurai and Rila Fukushima as Yukio.

“The Wolverine” arrives in theaters July 26, 2013.

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