Rogue: When they come out...does it hurt?
Wolverine: Every time.
Upon hearing the news that Darren Aronofsky was in talks to take control of the Wolverine franchise it felt like that part of me that believes in art over commerce got held down and punched in the gut. Like most right-thinking Americans I have blanket opposition on wasting the time of valuable auteurs with disposable movie junk food.
But after a second viewing of Aronfsky's Black Swan I find myself having a change of heart. Remember when everyone saw Punch-Drunk Love and was relieved to find that PTA had not in fact made an Adam Sandler movie but rather Sandler had been dragged into Paul Thomas Anderson movie. It occurred to me that the same things might happen with Wolverine.
|Art by Howard Chaykin|
If Marvel is willing to let Aronofsky run with it - and why hire him if you're not - then Aronofsky might give Nolan a run for his money when it comes to finding the depth and resonance of printed panels.