Darren Aronofsky will soon be directing Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine for 20th Century Fox. The film will be based on Chris Claremont's groundbreaking Miniseries which forever changed Wolverine and brought him ultimately out of obscurity. Chatting to MovieCityNews Aronofsky had some very interesting things to say.
"I think I’m being hired because of who I am, I’m not being hired to turn into someone. I’m being hired to do what I do. I don’t know exactly if [Fox head Tom Rothman] knows what he’s bought, but we’re going to make something great."
"I’m just trying to have fun, and for the first time in my life. Every single film I’ve done so far, I’ve been the only person in the room who wants to make the movie,” he told the site. “And I kind of am excited about doing a film where actually everyone wants to make it — just to see what the experience is like and see if I can do what I do in that world. It’s not like I’m going to change my process. I’m going to be working with the same team and making ..really trying to do something very, very different."
Sounds good to me. Aronofsky previously stated “[The Wolverine] is a standalone piece that has nothing to do with anything in the whole franchise or in that universe.”
What's encouraging about this project is the culmination of a director as talented as Aronofsky paired with such original material can only lead to great things. [If you forget about Tim Burton's Superman I guess]