Hugh Jackman Talks Wolverine 2, Confirms Darren Aronofsky To Direct

Just yesterday, we brought you the news that director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) was reportedly so close to signing on the dotted line to direct X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 that it was basically being considered a confirmation because both Hugh Jackman and Aronofsky had begun planning to shoot the sound-stage portions of the film in New York so that the actor and director didn’t have to inconvenience their families.

NYMag was lucky enough to catch up with Jackman at Elton John’s Enduring Vision gala where the adamantium laced, celluloid Logan spoke about the start of his Wolvie diet and how Aronofsky’s trip to the big-screen with Weapon X will be a bit more thought provoking.

Shooting on the Wolvie sequel begins early next year, and Jackman has started to bulk up:

“Expect to see four chicken breasts and a whole pile of steamed broccoli on my plate. I’m starting; I’m having my six meals a day.”

Jackman said that with Darren Aronofsky directing, Wolverine 2 will not be a “usual” X-Men movie:

“This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope,” he said, and then paused. “Well, I would say that, but I really do feel that, and I feel this is going to be very different.”

Jackman also commented on Aronofsky’s penchant for dark drama, and whether or not his style would be at odds with the big-budget action franchise.

“This is Wolverine. This is not Popeye. He’s kind of dark,” Jackman said. “But, you know, this is a change of pace. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote The Usual Suspects, has written the script, so that’ll give you a good clue. [Aronofsky’s] going to make it fantastic. There’s going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure.”

X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 is slated to hit theaters in 2012.

Jason Moore
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