Wolverine 2 gets a title, not actually a sequel.
When Darren Aronofsky(Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler) was announced as the director for the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I was skeptical. Aronofsky is one of the most original and daring directors to come out of the past decade. But Wolverine was all sorts of bad. Why he would sign on for a sequel was beyond me.
But the news coming out of HitFlix today makes me feel a little better. In an interview with Aronofsky, he told them that the movie isn’t really a sequel. Instead it’s going to be a “one-off” that “isn’t a sequel in any conventional sense”.
Along with that Aronofsky also told them the movie will simply be titled The Wolverine. As reported before, the story will be based on the classic Frank Miller/Chris Claremont comic that found Wolverine in Japan fighting the family of samurai’s of the woman he falls in love with. While a bit dramatic, it also sounds like a great foundation for Aranofsky to do something great with.
I’m still going to be a bit worried about this until I actually see some real footage of this. But this news at least edges me over to optimism. And I’ve been interested in seeing how Aranofsky would handle a comic book movie ever since his was originally attached to direct the Batman reboot before Nolan took the job.