HitFix got the chance to talk with Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky recently and he spoke briefly about his next project, which we all know will involve Hugh Jackman slashing up a few people in Japan.
Aronofsky confirmed that the film will have a numberless title, and mentioned that it isn’t necessarily a sequel.
The film that he’s directing is officially called “The Wolverine,” and there won’t be a number attached to it. In our interview, he referred to the movie as a “one-off,” and he emphasized that the film isn’t a sequel in any conventional sense.
The interview also mentions that Aronofsky will be bringing his cinematographer Matthew Libatique on-board, who was director of photography on both Iron Man movies and has worked with Aronofsky on every movie since 1993.
Even though The Wolverine will likely be set after the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine they don’t have to directly reference it, and i’m pretty sure most people won’t have a problem ignoring it as it is currently seen as the low point in the X-Men franchise.
Darren Aronofsky will direct a script from The Usual Suspects writer Christopher McQuarrie, although he will no doubt be making his own changes. The story takes Wolverine to Japan where he falls for a woman named Mariko, the daughter of a Japanese crime lord. Filming will begin next March, with a 2012 release likely.
What do you think of The Wolverine as a title?