Darren Aronofsky is Not Changing his Process in Directing THE WOLVERINE
Published: November 21, 2010 - 12:58am
While out promoting the release of Black Swan, director Darren Aronofsky has also been busy answering questions about his project: The Wolverine with Hugh Jackman.
David Poland of Movie City News recently spoke with Aronofsky. The director is very intent on making this movie in the same process as all of his other films which include the indie based hits The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain along with the upcoming Black Swan. At one point in the interview he says "I'm being hired to do what I do."
Aronofsky says "I'm just trying to have fun." but later assures that: "We're definitely gonna make something great but it will be very different. That's what I do."
The second installment will see Logan (Hugh Jackman) in Japan and will loosely follow the popular Frank Miller and Chris Claremont mini-series. Wolverine will reportedly start out in a Canadian prison with an opportunity to get out if he goes to Japan. Silver Samurai and many other Japanese characters from the series are rumored to be in the film as well. At this point the script seems to conform to the series' storyline as Aronofsky states "There's not too much blowin shit up" when referring to the potential action sequences. There is a concerted effort at this point to distance the movie from any other previous film from the X-Men series.
"It's a stand alone piece that has nothing to do with anything in the franchise or in that universe."