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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