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10-19-2010, 03:56 PM
Darren Aronofsky. Thats right, the guy that did The Fountain, Requiem For a Dream and The Wrestler is set to direct the next adventure for Marvel Comics Wolverine.

Vulture caught up with Jackman at the Elton John Enduring Vision gala last night and the actor (http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/#) confirmed that Darren Aronofsly would indeed be directing the Wolverine follow up. He also said this time around we would get a more thought provoking film (http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/#)..

"This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope. Well, I would say that, but I really do feel that, and I feel this is going to be very different."

When asked if Darren Aronofsky's penchant for dark drama might be at odds with this type of big budget action movie (http://www.wutang-corp.com/forum/#)..

"This is Wolverine. This is not Popeye. He’s kind of dark ,But, you know, this is a change of pace. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote The Usual Suspects, has written the script, so that’ll give you a good clue. [Aronofsky’s] going to make it fantastic. There’s going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure.”

Jackman also added, while waiting for his meal to arrive, that a strict training/diet regime has begun to get into Wolverine shape..

“Expect to see four chicken breasts and a whole pile of steamed broccoli on my plate. I'm starting; I’m having my six meals a day."

Jackman has worked with Aronofsky before on The Fountain, in which the actor gave, in many people's eyes, the performance of his career as a man refusing to accept his wife's death. We expect great things gentlemen!


This is a really odd choice for such a movie, but then the first Wolverine was directed by the guy that did the little seen by highly praised Tsotsi which is about as far away from a comic book property as you can get.

You guys think he can pull this off?

10-19-2010, 04:55 PM
i really hope so, don.
i want to have faith in this movie. but that first wolverine was so goddamn awful. they completely shit all over the character and his mythology. it was like a mutant shampoo commercial. (but sabertooth was pretty cool.)

and this is one of my favorite comic stories from back in the day (the claremont/miller japan wolverine mini). so, the choice of Aronofsky is a good one. hes a good director and he puts emotion well onto film. and you need that for this story, cause its full of emotion (and ninjas. a lot of fucking ninjas.lol)

if he can get some kind of creative control we might be in for a real treat.
if fox shoots down all his ideas, we will be in for another piece of shit.

10-19-2010, 10:12 PM
I think that's a good choice,now were talking,i think they should just reboot the whole franchise

Dr. Simon Hurt
10-19-2010, 10:26 PM
^i agree on all accounts

you know arenofsky was going to direct batman: year one before nolan did batman begins, right?

i would rather see unpredictable directorial choices than dudes who made generic actions flicks or comedies handle the comic book movies; so that you can have a unique vision and some actual style.

arenofsky has yet to make a bad film, and since the basis of this movie is supposed to be the claremont/frank miller wolvie miniseries from the 80s, i don't see how he could fuck up.

Kenny Powers
10-19-2010, 11:43 PM
man they really messed up with that first one, this one looks promissing though

10-20-2010, 07:36 AM
^i agree on all accounts

you know arenofsky was going to direct batman: year one before nolan did batman begins, right?

i would rather see unpredictable directorial choices than dudes who made generic actions flicks or comedies handle the comic book movies; so that you can have a unique vision and some actual style.

arenofsky has yet to make a bad film, and since the basis of this movie is supposed to be the claremont/frank miller wolvie miniseries from the 80s, i don't see how he could fuck up.

12-15-2010, 11:16 PM
Pi is my shit, Aronofsky is THAT dude

12-15-2010, 11:30 PM
watch black swan people eloels.

12-15-2010, 11:59 PM
how is that? it's the only movie of his i haven't seen because the poster made it look like absolute faggotry

12-16-2010, 01:07 AM
lmao then u might not like it

that shit is fantastic man.

12-16-2010, 02:08 AM
is it for the natalie portman and mila kunis scene

12-16-2010, 09:41 AM
lmao yes that scene is awesome but in all seriousness its a very good film.

12-16-2010, 10:34 AM
D A isnt gonna fuck this up...

hes gonna make wolverine a killing machine...

id like to see hugh jackman get the boot, but hes forever linked to wolverine and the public will buy in....

studios need to wake up, BATMAN is booming cuz NOLAN doesnt fuck around...

bryan singer, brett ratner... they specialize in fuckin around!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

singer thinking of movie concepts in a gay bar, ratner busy snorting coke off teen titties in malibu!!!!!!!!!

D A is obsessive visionary... the type to tell a SUIT to kill himself, before submitting his will!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thats what this franchise needs!!!!!!!!!!

LOL @ wolverine pillow talk with korean bitches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

god damn that movie was pathetic... wolverine origin story... with about 10 minutes of origin story.... HAHAHAHAHAHA

hugh jackman should thank GOD everyday singer doesnt know shit about X-men, cuz hes too tall, and far too gay. to ever be taken seriously as THE WOLVERINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL @ singer casting exclusively closet/openly GAY/BISEXUAL men in lead roles... hollywood cock smooch...

i hope the WB studio head merks that faggot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hollow Dartz
12-16-2010, 03:27 PM
nigga shut up

12-16-2010, 08:05 PM
clown niggas this lame niggas that do you ever say anything thoughtful outside of a cd review?

Hollow Dartz
12-16-2010, 10:53 PM
clown niggas this lame niggas that do you ever say anything thoughtful outside of a cd review?
Do you need a tissue my nigga?:'(
Anyways i'm hoping this will be a good flick....

Dr. Simon Hurt
12-16-2010, 11:51 PM
lol @ "do you need a tissue my nigga"

i wonder if yukio is going to be in it...and most importantly, will he fight a bear at the beginning?

12-16-2010, 11:59 PM
lmao word^^^ that is necessary

Dr. Simon Hurt
02-02-2011, 09:43 PM
Hugh Jackman to Wolverine fans: ‘The planets are finally aligned to make a great movie’

Feb. 01, 2011 | 6:38 a.m.
Hugh Jackman got on the phone Monday to talk to our Geoff Boucher about his upcoming projects. Here’s what he had to say about his return to the metal-clawed mutant persona that has been the signature role of his Hollywood career.
http://latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/wolverine2.png?w=600&h=446 Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. (Fox)

Geoff Boucher: I remember coming by your office back in the summer of 2009, and you were already talking about your hopes of making a movie out of Marvel’s 1982 ”Wolverine” miniseries, the classic by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. And now you’re doing just that — and with director Darren Aronofsky, of all people. You must be thrilled.
Hugh Jackman: I’m really, really pumped about it. I feel like all the planets are finally aligned to make a great movie. We finally have the character and with this mythology — ever since [the 2000 Bryan Singer film] “X-Men,” when I was kind of hanging around and reading all these comics, because I was cast before I ever read any X-Men comics, so I was trying to get my hands on everything. I remember saying to [producer] Lauren Shuler Donner, “Lauren, I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen this Japanese story, and I think it’s so good. It’s just genius, it’s brilliant.” And we kind of always talked about it from there on. I sort of even wanted to do that in the third X-Men movie at first, but we thought, no, we really need to establish who he is at first, and we did that [with "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"], and now this is sort of the cherry on top, to finally do it and have Darren Aronofsky direct it. I love his gung-ho attitude toward it and great vision. Straight off, it’s not a sequel, it’s a stand-alone, and I think we’re going to make one that people will describe as the best of the bunch.
http://latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/wolverine.png?w=600&h=426 Frank Miller's Wolverine in a vintage bit of action. (Marvel Comics)

GB: Well, it better be, right? I mean with that reveredsource material and the director of “Black Swan” and “The Wrestler” — not to mention a script by Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote “The Usual Suspects” – the expectations are going to be pretty high for this one.
HJ: Right, absolutely, and Chris McQuarrie has done a script that is just phenomenal. I read a story once that said that he wrote “The Usual Suspects” in 15 days, and with this one he said to me, “I just knew what I wanted, and it came out real easy.” And he’s done an unbelievable job with it, and with Darren it’s just really exciting. I’m as excited as anybody to see what we come up with. I know we’re going to be met with huge expectations. The expectations will be high, but he’s one of the great filmmakers out there. I worked with him before [on "The Fountain"], and I knew as soon as I met him that he should be doing movies like this. He’s been looking a long time, and I’ve asked him to do other ones, and this time it worked out. I’m beyond thrilled.
http://latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/wolverine1.png?w=367&h=552GB: Are you going to have to go back to that intense diet, eating whole chickens so you can get that muscle mass back up?
HJ: I’m on it right now, mate, already doing it. It’s 6,000 calories a day, it’s rough.
GB: How much you weighing?
HJ: Right now, I’m at 210.
GB: Wow, so you’re going to be bigger this time? Last time, you looked about, what, 190?
HJ: Yeah, right, I was 190, something like that. I don’t know how much I want to give away about it, but Darren said with the last one, ‘Hey you looked great, but you’re so tall that in those long shots you looked kind of like Clint Eastwood, and that’s not Wolverine.” He said that Wolverine, in the comics, is powerful, stocky, you know, he’s short and thick. So he said, ‘I want you to go there, get bigger.’ He’s going to come down after he gets done with all the black-tie events over and done with.
GB: That’s interesting because in comics, sure, Wolverine is quite short and almost hunched over at times, a sort of feral posture, and he’s bulky up high – he’s like the nasty bulldog of superheroes.
HJ: Yeah, he’s thick and it’s chunky and it’s powerful. I always think of Mike Tyson when he first came on the scene. Sometimes, he was a full foot shorter than his opponents and bent over [with this] massive build. There’s real power. You said bulldog, and that’s it exactly. Exactly. That’s what I’m going for, and if I have a massive heart attack first, well, you tell everyone what I was going for.
GB: Well, if you die that’s not really an issue, they can just use CG these days.
HJ: That’s right, just take the four movies and the Oscars hosting and mix them together and they should have enough.
– Geoff Boucher


02-02-2011, 09:56 PM
lmao at the last few lines^ sounds good btw

03-17-2011, 05:13 PM
hes not directing anymore


Dr. Simon Hurt
03-17-2011, 06:12 PM
"We will regroup and move forward aggressively"
Darren Aronofsky and Twentieth Century Fox today issued the following statements about the director’s involvement in the movie (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/128944-darren-aronofsky-no-longer-directing-the-wolverine#), The Wolverine (http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=55129):

Stated Aronofsky: "As I talked more about the film with my collaborators at Fox, it became clear that the production of ‘The Wolverine’ would keep me out of the country for almost a year. I was not comfortable being away from my family for that length of time. I am sad that I won't be able to see the project through, as it is a terrific script and I was very much looking forward to working with my friend, Hugh Jackman, again."

Stated Twentieth Century Fox (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/128944-darren-aronofsky-no-longer-directing-the-wolverine#): "While we are of course disappointed that Darren can’t do ‘The Wolverine’, we also understand and respect his reasons. Having done both ‘The Wrestler’ and ‘Black Swan’ with Darren, we know he is an extraordinary talent and we look forward to working with him on other projects in the future. Hugh Jackman and Fox both remain fully committed to making ‘The Wolverine’. We will regroup and move forward aggressively."


03-17-2011, 09:45 PM
I agree with Darren on this, not the being away from family part, but if directing the movie for ONE YEAR IN A TSUNAMI TORN/NUCLEAR RAVAGED country has to be done....'Find someone else, yall crazy'

03-17-2011, 10:05 PM
^^You know most films don't even film in the countries their supposed to be set anyway, either way this news is very disapointing and harks back to Mathew Vaughn dropping out of X3, but who do we get instead?...Bret Ratner.

03-17-2011, 10:52 PM
ya this sucks

03-18-2011, 04:51 AM
"^^You know most films don't even film in the countries their supposed to be set anyway"

Doesnt matter, in THIS CASE, Darren was already complaining about the 1 year occupancy TO FILM the 2nd Wolvervine movie. So in these circumstances, it WAS going to be filled in Japan. I wasnt talking in filming general, but considering he was going to be there for a year, I wouldnt bother in a destroyed nuclear ridden country for a year either. Not worth my health

03-18-2011, 06:42 AM
i reallly have an issue with hugh jackman playing wolverine....he just doesnt cut it for me