Over the past few weeks, 20th Century Fox has been courting Darren Aronofky to direct their upcoming sequel, Wolverine 2. The movie is a follow up to the commercially successful but critically panned X-Men Origins: Wolverine from 2009. Over the last few days, it seems that Aronofsky has been inching closer and closer to the project. He even turned down an offer from Warner Bros to direct Tales From The Gangster Squad. According to Wolverine star and producer Hugh Jackman, Aronofsky will direct him in the sequel and that’s straight from the horses mouth!
Jackman recently spoke to the folks over at the New York Times, and revealed that he’s getting back into shape for the movie and he’s already altered his diet. It was in this conversation that he announced that Aronofsky will direct Wolverine 2 and he plans on making it a lot more serious than what we’ve seen in the past.
“I’m starting; I’m having my six meals a day. With Aronofsky directing, this will not be a usual “X-Men” movie.” “This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope,” he said, “Well, I would say that, but I really do feel that, and I feel this is going to be very different.”
He also went on to say that Aronofsky’s background in dark, psychological drama won’t hinder the Wolverine franchise.
“This is Wolverine. This is not Popeye. He’s kind of dark.” [Aronofsky's] going to make it fantastic. There’s going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure.”
We want to believe him but we can’t. There’s no doubt that he wants to make a “real” Wolverine movie and Aronofsky might feel the same way, but what does Fox want? They are known for putting in their two cents and altering director and screenwriter’s visions when it comes to their major franchises. Aronofsky is a successful indie director who’s trying to make a leap to major studio films. And we wonder if he’ll be able to keep his creativity in tact when the execs from Fox start breathing down his neck.
Do you think Fox will allow Aronofsky and Jackman to make the movie they want?
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