So, the sequel to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” won’t be called “Wolverine 2.” Instead Darren Aronofsky confirmed that the new title will be “The Wolverine.” Upon hearing this news, I’ve decided to erase any remnants of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” from the recesses of my brain because, let’s face it, that film was pretty bad.
Even Hugh Jackman conceded to fan disillusionment, admitting it could have been better. Thankfully, with Aronofsky directing the sequel, there is hope. The title change alone alludes to not only a change in tone but quality.
Finally, we will get to see the ass-kicking, full of rage Wolverine from the comics. Set in Japan, if the script is canon, fans are in for a rich storyline filled with action and heartache. Since this is the second project Aronofsky and Jackman have worked on together (after “The Fountain”), I envision the director will inspire Jackman to give yet another emotional performance .
More can be read about Aronofsky’s new approach to the second Wolverine movie at HitFix.com.
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The only way to get the full Wolverine effect would be for him to go crazy and kill people with his claws and I dont know if the studios would allow an R rated comic-book movie, but in my opinion this particular character would call for it!
Interesting title and film details. Curious to see what he does with the film. Also hopefully fox doesn’t screw him or film up.
Adam: Wolverine killed several people with his claws in X2 during the mansion invasion, including one great berzerker moment in the kitchen. As long as there’s no blood or overly gory sound effects, there’s no reason a darker-edged Wolverine movie wouldn’t get a PG-13.