Jackman: 'Aronofsky fantastic for Wolverine'
Published Oct 20 2010, 09:57 BST | By Simon Reynolds Hugh Jackman
has said that director Darren Aronofsky will make a "fantastic" Wolverine
Jackman, who worked with the critically acclaimed filmmaker on The Fountain
, told Vulture
that Aronofsky could potentially direct the strongest X-Men
"This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope," he said of Wolverine 2
. "Well, I would say that, but I really do feel that, and I feel this is going to be very different."
Discussing Aronofsky's approach to the Marvel franchise, Jackman added: "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 theatre, for sure."
Aronofsky's latest film, ballet thriller Black Swan
with Natalie Portman, will play the BFI London Film Festival