Deadline is reporting that Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”, “The Wrestler”) is in negotiations with 20th Century Fox to direct the sequel to 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
This is by no means a done-deal, however, a fact made all the more evident with Deadline’s quick update:
Don’t dress just yet for the Darren Aronofsky-directed Wolverine 2. There is outside competition for his next slot, including the Will Beall-scripted period crime story Gangster Squad at Warner Bros.
‘Wolverine 2′ is scheduled to hit theaters in 2011.