Curious about the state of the eagerly aniticipated, The Wolverine? Hugh Jackman recently talked details with Collider during a Real Steel promotional interview. Here’s what he had to say about the script from new director James Mangold and writer Mark Bomback and what they brought to the original Darren Aronfsky and Chris McQuarrie version,
We had a script that was under Darren Aronofsky’s directorial—it’s 85 percent the same. Darren took it in a Darren Aronofsky way and it’s a version I know fans would have liked to have seen – I would have loved to have seen it. James Mangold’s version of the script brought Mark Bomback on. We always had a strong base there. This is the best script we have had, which is precisely why Darren signed on. I tried to get Darren to do X3 and Wolverine and he was always like, ‘It’s not really for me.’ I knew he was looking for a comic book movie and he read this one and he goes, ‘Hey, this is the best one I’ve ever read.’ So there is a lot of meat on the bone there. Now, Mark and Jim have taken it and I think that it as strong, if not stronger, than what we would have had with Darren.
I’m totally cool with this new script being 85% the same as Aronofsky’s vision. Let’s be honest, I think we are all cranky we won’t get to see what Aronofsky would have brought to a super hero picture. Did you see his film, The Fountain with Jackman? Trippy and awesome. I know it was panned as too confusing, but that wild originality would have added such a punch to a Wolverine flick, I’m telling ya.
Oh well, if Jackman says the new revision from Mangold and Bomback is even stronger, I’m stoked. Now can you please wrap-up Les Miserables so filming can begin!!
On a scale of one to ten, how excited are you for a good version of a Wolverine movie? Y’know, something in the vein of his First Class cameo and less of the entirety of Wolverine: Origins.