In recent weeks, Darren Aronofsky's name has come up in regards to many high profile projects. The director's latest drama Black Swan is garnering high praise, and that is making him a very sought after commodity in Hollywood. So far, we've seen his name attached to Superman, Preacher, The Tiger, and more recently, both Tales from the Gangster Squad and X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2.
Deadline is reporting that Aronofsky is no longer eyeing Tales from the Gangster Squad, as 20th Century Fox has offered him a $5 million paycheck against 5% of the grosses to helm X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 instead. The project, which would reunite the director with his The Fountain co-star Hugh Jackman, is gearing up for production soon.
20th Century Fox hasn't closed a deal with Darren Aronofsky, but an official announcement is expected at any moment.