I remember a golden time when Darren Aronofsky was on board to direct The Wolverine. It would reunite him with Hugh Jackman, and we would surely get a movie with substance and style rather than a lot of yelling and explosions. It was actually one of my most anticipated films at the time.
But Aronofsky left the project, handing of it off to James Mangold, the man behind Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma and Girl Interrupted. I still held out hope that some of Aronofsky’s original vision could carry over to this new variant, but it seems I was wrong.
The film is finally starting to kick off its promotion. After an incredibly badass first poster, we’re now graced with this photoshop masterpiece above, along with a Dark Knight clone variant which you can see below. Besides these, we also now have our first trailer for the movie (also embedded below), and it’s just underwhelming. It looks a lot like the last Wolverine movie with little to no style to it, and the story is…what, exactly? Wolverine loses his healing powers to become mortal? Because that’s fun.
Check out the other stuff I’ve mentioned below, and see if you’re starting to get a very bad feeling about this the way I am.