Wolverine Sequel Gets a Title

Wolverine Sequel Gets a Title

Hitfix while talking to Darren Aronofsky about his upcoming film ‘Black Swan’ which stars Natalie Portman managed to get a small update on the next Wolverine film which Aronofsky is attached to.

The film is officially called ‘The Wolverine’ with no numeric or sub-title attached. Aronofsky referred to the film in his interview with Hitfix as a one off, rather then a sequel, at least in the normal sense of the word.

I’m a little mixed on the approach he seems to be taking, given that ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ didn’t really deliver a great instalment, and had more than its fair share of problems it’s probably a good thing that any sequel distances itself somewhat and can be treated largely as an independent story irrespective of how the other films in the X series tie together.

On the other side however, it is part of an established franchise, there are four films so far with two more on the way, most of which have a strong connect so it’d be nice to see some sense of continuity maintained or at least as little contradiction as possible across all the films.

Without much in the way of details to go on at this stage it’s hard to say so we’ll wait and see how ‘The Wolverine’ shapes up over the coming months. In the meantime you’ll be able to see Aronofsky’s latest directorial efforts in ‘Black Swan’ which is released on Thursday 13th January.

What do you think of the title ‘The Wolverine’? Did you like the first film? Let us know in the comments section below.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.