It’s been well documented that Darren Aronofsky has no problem taking on campy or oddball material. He was attached to the reboot of RoboCop for over a year before MGM decided to pull the plug on it. Now we’re hearing his name in the same sentence with an upcoming comic book sequel — Wolverine 2.
Previously we learned that David Slade (30 Days of Night, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) was the lead candidate for the job, but now Deadline is reporting that Aronofsky has a decent shot. Hugh Jackman, who stars and produces the film, has a huge say in who directs and he’s met with Aronofsky several times. The two have a good working relationship that dates back to their collaboration on the fantasy thriller The Fountain.
The big question is, who really wants to see another Wolverine movie? The X-Men franchise as a whole has been on the decline and I’m really surprised that Aronofsky would even entertain the idea of doing this film. Please give the job to David Slade, he’s already dampened his reputation with Twilight, let’s leave Aronofsky with some dignity.
Do you think Aronofsky would take on Wolverine 2? If he doesn’t direct the film, who should?