If, like us, you were given all excited on the idea of Darren Aronofsky directing a Wolverine movie, do not be too downhearted yet that he pulled out. If what Hugh Jackman says is true, nearly all of the script that excited him remains. "We had a script that was under Darren Aronofsky’s directorial – it’s 85 per cent the similar. Darren took it in a Darren Aronofsky way and it is a version I DO KNOW fans would have liked to have seen – I MIGHT have loved to have seen it,” Jackman told Collider. Even though James Mangold (Walk The Line, Knight & Day) is now helming and Mark Bomback (Live Free Or Die Hard, Unstoppable) have been tinkering with those words, Jackman still feels it is a strong movie. “This is the most productive script we’ve had, that is precisely why Darren signed on. I ATTEMPTED to get Darren to do X3 and Wolverine and he was always like, ‘It’s not likely for me.’ I knew he was in search of a comic-book movie and he read this one and he goes, ‘Hey, that is the most productive one I’ve ever read.’ So there’s a lot of meat at the bone there. Now, Mark and Jim have taken it and that i think that it’s as strong, if not stronger, than what we might have had with Darren."
Hugh Jackman talks The Wolverine script