Darren Aronofsky’s WOLVERINE gets a new title; now called THE WOLVERINE, will be a “one-off”
Well I’ll be damned; this film just keeps getting more and more interesting
According to HitFix, who sat down with the film’s director Darren Aronofsky in promotion for his upcoming film, BLACK SWAN, WOLVERINE 2 will not only be called something totally different, but the film itself will be what Aronofsky considers a “one-off.”
Now, what does that exactly mean you may ask? Well, the film, which is currently set to be titled THE WOLVERINE (in what is the best title ever, in all seriousness), will live within its very own universe, and not be considered canon in the overall X-MEN/WOLVERINE film franchise’s universe.
Basically, the jist is this – Fox has finally wised up to the errors of their ways, and is looking to give Aronofsky creative control over this project. One can only hope this turns out to be the Wolverine film that we’ve all been waiting for. “Wolverine Begins,” shall we say. Oh, and long time Aronofsky DP Matthew Libatique will be lensing the film. Count me in.
Overall, while the title is just that, a title, finding out that the film is going to be a one-off is massively compelling. Aronofsky may in fact bring us the introspective/existential Wolverine film that we all have been hoping to see, and may just put the arthouse auteur on the same box office level as someone like Nolan. And in turn, this film will give him Nolan’s freedom to do smaller films, as well as these big franchise pieces.
All of this is conjecture, though. Hopefully we aren’t getting our hopes up too high. Fingers crossed.
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