Darren Aronofsky made a brief appearance at the Walter Reade Theater in N.Y. last night where the Film Society of Lincoln are collating a series on his work. Aronofsky was questioned on why so many indie directors have lately turned to big-budget comic-book movies.
"That’s all Hollywood is making. I do think there are interesting stories and characters in that world. And people like to go see them.”“I’ve kind of done these five movies where getting the money for them has been more of a challenge than making them. I’ve been the only person in the room who’s wanted to make these films. Now it’s kind of exciting to be in a room where every single person wants to make the movie.”
Aronofsky has previously stated that he is "trying to do something very different with the character" and that the film was not a sequel to Gavin Hood’s original 1999 Wolverine. This is very exciting news especially when it became clear that the film was based on Frank Claremont's groundbreaking mini-series from the 80's which took the character from near obscurity.