Aronofsky Talks About His Interests in Directing 'The Wolverine'
With Black Swan arriving in theaters in a few weeks (December 3rd), and production beginning next April on The Wolverine, director Darren Aronofsky is showing up in the news a lot as he's being interviewed and asked constantly about the project. It was confirmed a few weeks ago that the title of the new Wolverine movie, with Hugh Jackman back as Logan, would be titled just The Wolverine and it isn't actually a sequel, more of a "one-off." SuperHeroHype got a few quick words out of Darren (see below), but the video segment from Dave Poland's interview on Movie City News is a must watch for those wondering why he took this on.
Darren didn't have too much to reveal because he hasn't really started working on The Wolverine since he's still finishing his promo tour for Black Swan, but he is looking forward to starting it. Even if you're already excited and confident that Aronofsky will bring us a totally kick ass action movie (his first!), there's still the big question of why he decided to direct this next instead of many other projects, including The Tiger. He answers that question beautifully in this video segment and hints at how great this movie might actually be. The video is part of a full interview on Movie City News (found via Comic Book Movie) and is a must watch.
The Wolverine will be set in Japan this time, as a solo feature, and is based on the Chris Claremeont & Frank Miller's mini-series from 1982. The screenplay, written by the very talented Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects, Valkyrie), follows Logan as he falls in love with a Japanese woman who's married to another man. But to win her heart, he must battle her samurai family. Aronofsky said to SHH: "There's all the samurai elements that are really exciting. I'm a big fan of Japanese movies, we're going to try to have a good time." I certainly hope so! The more I hear him speak about this, the more confident I am that we're about to get the best movie featuring Wolverine we'll probably ever see, and I already can't wait for him to start work on it!
I'm sure we can expect to hear more from Aronofsky as more interviews go up and pre-production continues on The Wolverine. It was also officially announced last week that Darren had signed a two-year production deal with Fox, meaning he probably has more in the works, like Machine Man, but that's all a long ways out. For now, I don't think there's any better way to end this than with my favorite Darren quote from the video above: "We're definitely going to make something great, but it will be very different -- that's what I do."