Oct 07 2010
Today’s debate is inspired by the fact the rumor has it, Darren Aronofsky is being seriously considered to direct the Wolverine sequel, and is already in negotiations with Fox. This comes after the news that WB picked Zack Snyder to helm Superman, where Aronofsky was also a contender. But either out of spite or for unrelated reasons, he’s considered a studio and universe switch from DC to Marvel. But what the hell would a Darren Aronofsky Wolverine movie look like? Is this a dream come true or potentially a nightmare?
I can see both sides of this. Aronofsky is an exceptionally talented director, and could make one hell of a film, especially when compared to how gloriously shitty the original Wolverine Origins movie was. But contrastingly, he’s never taken on a project as mainstream as this, and I fear that he won’t be able to make the (surely) PG-13 Wolverine movie the studio wants, and either he’ll walk off set or turn out a finished product tainted by studio edits and rewrites.
But even with that risk, I’m firmly in the camp that I at least want to see him TRY. This opportunity is too good to pass up, and I’m wondering what happens when you take a quality, independent director, and put him on a big budget mainstream film like this. He’s already worked with Jackman before, so that should help, and Wolverine is one hell of a tortured character, which is right up Aronofsky’s alley. I say go for it, but what do you guys think?
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