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Dronepool
11-21-2010, 01:20 PM
Every time I think about Darren Aronofsky directing the next Wolverine sequel movie, I get baffled and excited, mostly because I'm still amazed he is going to direct this next. If you need any more proof that this project is now in perfect hands to whip Wolverine back into shape and show us what he is really capable of, here it is. HitFix (http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-captured/posts/darren-aronofsky-confirms-a-new-title-for-wolverine-2) spoke with Aronofsky recently and learned that the title will actually be The Wolverine, ditching the X-Men Origins prefix, and it apparently is a "one-off" that "isn't a sequel in any conventional sense." I'm sure they're trying to distance themselves from X-Men Origins: Wolverine as much as possible.

As a recap, The Wolverine (or Wolverine 2) is set in Japan and is based on the Chris Claremeont & Frank Miller mini-series (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/087135277X/firstshowingn-20) from 1982. The script, written by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects), follows Wolverine as he falls in love with a Japanese woman who is married to another man. But to win her heart, he must battle her samurai family, which sounds like a beautiful and brilliant setup for Aronofsky and Jackman to explore the darker side of Logan. It looks like Fox may actually be trying to take the Christopher Nolan route and use Aronofsky to "reboot" (hate to use that word) this character in a darker one-off next March (http://www.firstshowing.net/2010/10/18/darren-aronofsky-set-to-direct-wolverine-2-starting-in-march/) for a presumed 2012 release.

In related news, HitFix (http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-captured/posts/the-morning-read-11-12-10) also learned that cinematographer Matthew Libatique will most likely work with Aronofsky again on The Wolverine. Libatique has shot four of Aronofsky's films, not including The Wrestler, as well as Iron Man 1 & 2 and Cowboys & Aliens for Jon Favreau. Everything about this project sounds like it's in good hands, so for now we'll remain cautiously optimistic, even though I'm fully confident in Darren. Casting is most likely underway as promotion continues for Black Swan, in theaters starting December 3rd (http://www.firstshowing.net/releaseschedule2010/#dec).





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXI0l_9n_GE

S.Hal0mega.B
11-23-2010, 04:34 PM
[QUOTE=Dronepool;77737]Every time I think about Darren Aronofsky directing the next Wolverine sequel movie, I get baffled and excited, mostly because I'm still amazed he is going to direct this next. If you need any more proof that this project is now in perfect hands to whip Wolverine back into shape and show us what he is really capable of, here it is. HitFix (http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-captured/posts/darren-aronofsky-confirms-a-new-title-for-wolverine-2) spoke with Aronofsky recently and learned that the title will actually be The Wolverine, ditching the X-Men Origins prefix, and it apparently is a "one-off" that "isn't a sequel in any conventional sense." I'm sure they're trying to distance themselves from X-Men Origins: Wolverine as much as possible.

As a recap, The Wolverine (or Wolverine 2) is set in Japan and is based on the Chris Claremeont & Frank Miller mini-series (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/087135277X/firstshowingn-20) from 1982. The script, written by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects), follows Wolverine as he falls in love with a Japanese woman who is married to another man. But to win her heart, he must battle her samurai family, which sounds like a beautiful and brilliant setup for Aronofsky and Jackman to explore the darker side of Logan. It looks like Fox may actually be trying to take the Christopher Nolan route and use Aronofsky to "reboot" (hate to use that word) this character in a darker one-off next March (http://www.firstshowing.net/2010/10/18/darren-aronofsky-set-to-direct-wolverine-2-starting-in-march/) for a presumed 2012 release.

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Since it's Aronofsky I'm naturally going to assume the difference would be that this would be decent

KnaveMurdok
11-23-2010, 09:56 PM
If there's any director who is going to accurately capture Wolverine inner tormet on screen, it will be Aronofsky.

Hazekiah
11-25-2010, 07:06 AM
Darren Aronofsky's (hypothetical) involvement has singlehandedly restored my faith in all this. That and basically ignoring the first movie altogether, of course.

Shared a little story involving another 'Phant on a different messageboard when this particular development first arose and I thought I should share it here, so pardon the cut'n'paste job:





I watched that workprint of the first film online with my pal Jack when it leaked but we still went to the midnight premiere anyway, hoping against hope that it had been drastically improved upon. Ugh.

After the workprint we watched The Fountain just to keep from entering into a murder/suicide pact over the whole Wolverine-movie fiasco. Knowing we'd be seeing the midnight premiere soon anyway, I idly asked my pal what he'd say to Hugh Jackman if he had the chance and he said, "I'd tell him I really enjoyed his work...in The Fountain."

Ha.

So at the premiere I left JUST before midnight to run out and smoke a joint really quick but ended up frantically calling Jack on his cell and telling him to hurry up and run out to the lobby 'cause HUGH JACKMAN was making a surprise appearance!!!

(He was in town to appear on Oprah the next morning, apparently.)

Hugh and I were riding the escalator up side-by-side when I noticed Jack arriving at the landing above us with a look of absolute astonishment on his face as he realized I'd been 100% serious. When we got to the top, I just couldn't help myself and I motioned Mr. Jackman towards my pal and said, "Hugh, this is my friend Jack...he really liked your work in The Fountain."

Haha. It was fucking CLASSIC.

Anyway. I like to think Jack and I planted the seeds for this latest Wolverine development that night.

You're welcome!

:)