Aronofsky has been quoted as saying that he wants to separate his version of Wolverine from the rest of the pack including the 2009 crapfest that was Gavin Hood’s X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. While I like the fact that Cyclops had a cool and very unexpected cameo in that movie, I do admit the rest was poopy stink!
THE WOLVERINE will still star Wolverine regular Hugh Jackman (sweet) and will chronicle Logan’s time in Japan as told in the 1980’s Chris Claremont/Frank Miller mini-series.
I for one am gong to allow myself to be excited for this one even though past Wolverine efforts (X-Men ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, X-MEN 3: THE LAST STAND) have been less than awesome. Between having a new capable director and a new fresh focus, I think this one is now worthy of my nerd radar. Let’s just hope we get that R rating we all so desperately want (need?).
Filming on THE WOLVERINE is slated for March of next year.