If it's crap ... We'll tell you
When it was announced that auteur director Darren Aronofsky ('Black Swan') had been handed the reins to the Fox sequel 'The Wolverine', you could literally count the time in seconds between fans saying "Aronofsky's directing a superhero film?" and the seemingly inevitable follow up "Yeah... I think I might actually see that". After the critically panned 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine', fans were ready to see the franchise head in a new direction and placed their hopes in the director and a script written by Christopher McQuarrie ('The Usual Suspects'). However, after the earthquakes in Japan led to shooting delays, Aronofsky left the project after deciding that the extended overseas shoot would take him away from his family for too long. Everyone still attached to the project has been on high alert since, kick-starting the P.R. machine and hoping to retain any fan anticipation possible. However, lead actor Hugh Jackman had some interesting things to say about the changes and the current script:
Big words about a franchise that should come with it's own "amnesia bullet" to help us forget the last outing. How much of that is truth, and how much is marketing spin is a distinction we'll leave up to you Spillios. If Jackman is right however, it could mean that the once-flagging X-franchise (which is already on the road to repair after this year's 'X-Men: First Class' took fans and critics by surprise) may just have a future after all.