Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky is now a contender to direct X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2, according to Deadline New York.

We reported on Friday that directors David Slade and Robert Schwentke were in the running to direct the superhero sequel, but now Deadline New York is reporting that Robert Schwentke has dropped out of the race, with Darren Aronofsky stepping in as a potential director.

David Slade is still considered the favorite to direct X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2, but star Hugh Jackman does have a lot of clout on the project and could very well side with Darren Aronofsky, whom he worked with on The Fountain.

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We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further information on X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 as soon as more information comes in.