Four years after “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” hit theaters, the adamantium-laced mutant is getting another shot at big-screen glory. But “The Wolverine” hasn’t been without its fair share of setbacks, with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky attached to direct at one point, before walking away under unclear circumstances.
“It’s a wonderful idea, which is why Darren [Aronofsky] was interested in doing it,” Jackman said. “He’d been looking for a movie for a long time and he said that this was the best script he’d read. It didn’t work out in the end for many, complicated reasons but it was kind of a reassurance to me that I knew we were on the right path.”
Jackman also admitted that in his eyes, “X-Men Origins” was far from a successful film. He hopes to rectify that with his next Logan-centric adventure.
“For various reasons with the first movie I don’t think we got to the bottom of the character,” he said, “and I think that’s why, in this one, we’re calling it ‘The’ Wolverine. It should feel like a standalone movie.”
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