“Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky has his hands full these days with the premiere of his dark, psychological thriller starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, but once the dust settles, he’ll take on a different type of dark story with “The Wolverine,” the sequel to 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”
In fact, when MTV News spoke to Aronofsky at the premiere of “Black Swan,” he said he’s three weeks away from diving into Logan’s next big-screen adventure.
“To be honest, I haven’t really started working on it,” said Aronofsky of his current status with regard to “The Wolverine.” “I haven’t even started to put my brain into it.”
“[’Black Swan’] comes out Friday, so I’ve been really focused on that, but in about three weeks I’ll start to dive in and start to figure it out,” he said. “I have a feeling [that] by the time I get done with it, it will be something a little bit different.”
As for what attracted him to the project early on, Aronofsky agreed that the combination of screenwriter Crhistopher McQuarrie (“The Usual Suspects”) and star Hugh Jackman was a potent one-two punch when it came to selling him on the film.
“I thought the script was great and I love Hugh Jackman, so we’ll see where it goes,” he said. “But I don’t have any tidbits — you’re not going to get anything out of me. I have nothing to say because I really haven’t started to get into it.”
At least not for another three weeks, that is…