Hugh Jackman Confirms Aronofsky Directing Wolverine 2, Makes Grand Promises

Is he directing? Is he only in negotiations? You can stop asking now. According to Hugh Jackman, it’s basically a done deal.

Showing up at something called Elton John’s Enduring Vision gala last night (my invitation must have gotten lost in the mail again, stupid post office), Jackman made some major promises about the upcoming “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” sequel, which is set to start shooting early next year with Aronofsky behind the camera.

This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope. Well, I would say that, but I really do feel that, and I feel this is going to be very different.

This is Wolverine. This is not Popeye. He’s kind of dark. But, you know, this is a change of pace. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote The Usual Suspects, has written the script, so that’ll give you a good clue. [Aronofsky’s] going to make it fantastic. There’s going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure.

So you get all that? Aronofsky is directing and it’ll be AWESOME. And if it turns out to be mediocre like Gavin Hood’s movie …

Oh, let’s face it. This thing is going to be either one big train wreck or one of the best superhero movies of all time. It’s Darren Aronofsky. The guy doesn’t know how to do anything halfway. It’ll either be great or it won’t. ‘Nuff said.

'Whoa, whoa, Hugh, chill on the high expectations, my man. I'm only human. Or am I? Muahahahhaha.'



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  • ULIK

    Ok, the guys great but Fox will crap all over this guy’s work like they’re doing to Matthew Vaughn. Bruce Willis is the only guy that has told these Fox exec.suits to lay off and they did. I hope this movie flops harder than an overweight slob eating a bacon,cheese,fried chicken & eggs Deep Fried in pork grease burger running full speed on a treadmill.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Dude just because you don’t like Fox, don’t wish it to fail. I want this to do well so at least we get one GOOD Wolverine film. Success won’t mean Fox get’s to keep the rights longer, especially with Disney looking to take back the rights from everyone except Paramount. So let’s just hope this does well, and we get the Wolverine film we wanted in the first place as Fox’s last Hurrah.

      • ULIK

        Yeah, that was a harsh statement but I just want more people to be against Fox making movies about my beloved Wolverine and others. Hey if the movie is good as Fox’s last “Hurrah” I’ll watch it on dvd. I just can’t see them letting Aronofsky do his thing without saying “hey how about we put what’s that Asian girls name again? Jubilee and the guy with dot on his head oh yeah Sunfire in this one and about 10 more other mutants in it so we can make more spinoffs of them it’ll be cool!” They need to just let Aronofsky do his thing and leave him alone.

  • The Strongest There Is

    I’m still trying to wrap my head around that burger Ulik just created. My God!