Aronofsky's Wolverine no sequel
Darren Aronofsky is directing the next Wolverine film, and for some time we've expected this to be X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2, or instead of a number a nice colonic subtitle, and yes, I did mean that.
However Aronofsky has revealed that his Wolverine isn't going to be a sequel, and I'm wondering why we thought it would be any different from a director of his stature and style.
Darren Aronofsky isn't really known for Hollywood films or superhero movies, so why would we think that he would make a sequel to the less than interesting and the low point of the entire X-Men universe, X-Men Origins: Wolverine?
That's not a dig at anyone in particular, although I do that from time to time, I have to admit I'm as guilty as the next person, I assumed that this would be a natural progression in the Wolverine origin story, however bad it was.
HitFlix managed to get a question or two in to Darren Aronofsky while he was promoting Black Swan with Natalie Portman. Asked about the film he said that the official title of the film he's directing is The Wolverine and there is no number attached to the film title. Furthermore he referred to the film as a one-off and it isn't a sequel in any conventional sense.
Okay, so there weren't many complete quotes in the story, but look through what's been said there and look at the language used, there's a feeling that he's distancing his Wolverine from the previous one, and no wonder to be fair.
As I said though, you've got to wonder why we didn't expect this, after all we're talking about Darren Aronofsky, the director of Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, The Wrestler and the soon to be seen Black Swan, why would we expect him to deliver X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2?
This is not your average director, and he's delivered provocative, thoughtful and mind-bending films, why would The Wolverine be any different? Now just imagine what he could deliver.