Aronofsky's Wolverine: What's in Store?

Darren Aronofsky
The biggest cape movie news last week was the announcement that Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler) had been named the director of X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2. To most, Aronofsky is probably an unusual choice to direct a mega-budget superhero flick. However, it makes sense for him and 20th Century Fox. He gets to do something completely different from what he's done in the past and perhaps make a landmark genre film in the process. Fox, meanwhile, has landed one of the most respected directors working today. He is sure to give Hugh Jackman's Wolverine a unique and psychologically deep vehicle to work in.

MTV's Splashpage had this quote from Jackman when the actor was asked what Aronofsky will do with Wolverine:

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 "This is 'Wolverine.' This is not 'Popeye.' He's kind of dark," said the actor. "This is a change of pace. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote 'The Usual Suspects,' has written the script, so that'll give you a good clue. [Aronofsky's] going to make it fantastic. There's going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure."

So, do you think giving Aronofsky the reigns to one of their key properties was a smart move by Fox, or too much of a gamble?


  1. This is exciting news. Aronofsky is one of my favorite directors. I'm surprised that he would pick this one, but sure he'll present a fascinating and original vision.

  2. Thanks Brent. This could turn out to be one of the most interesting superhero movies to date.


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