Darren Aronofsky Says ‘No Sequel for Wolverine’

Last updated on September 26th, 2011 at 09:21 am

In an interview with HitFix, Director Darren Aronofsky reveals two important pieces of information about his upcoming Wolverine project.

1) The official title is The Wolverine.
2) It will not be a sequel.

Aronofsky refers to the film as a ‘one-off,’ and says it isn’t a sequel in the conventional sense. The title The Wolverine seems to confirm this.  Gone is the X-men Origins moniker from Gavin Hood’s 2009 disaster prequel, and there will be no 2 on the movie posters.

As comic book fans, we’re used to one-offs, and I for one, think this is the best possible scenario for The Wolverine.  Forget X-men Origins: Wolverine.  Forget the X-men Trilogy.  Just tell a story worth telling.  It seems the X-men movie franchise is having the same problems as the X-men comic book series—too much continuity.  I’m a continuity fiend as much as the next fan, but sometimes a story just needs to be a story.  Where does Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-men fit into continuity? I have no idea.  Parts of it work and parts of it don’t.  It obviously had an effect on the universe but thinking about when and where could make you cross-eyed. Yet, it doesn’t really matter.  It was a good story, and most of the time a good story trumps everything else.  Truthfully, most of my favourite Wolverine stories are one-offs or miniseries.  It’s fun to drop him into a specific time or place and see what happens.  Trying to fit a Japanese saga between Gavin Hood’s Origins and Bryan Singer’s X-men, limits the possibilities, and with a franchise the fans have nearly written off, limiting your possibilities is probably a bad plan. Darren Aronofsky has brought us Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, and this year’s Black Swan. I can’t wait to see what he brings to The Wolverine.

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Jill Nagel spends her time commuting between Hamilton and Toronto and would like to thank the TCW for all its great work. She also rants about George RR Martin and Game of Thrones on her blog http://nerdvortex.wordpress.com."

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