Great news on the sequel to Hugh Jackman’s solo spin-off of the X-Men franchise, Director Darren Aronofsky tells Drew McWeeny at Hitfix that the official title of the film will be The Wolverine. Jackman recently said this film will be “very different” from the first film, and Aronofsky seems to validate that point. The director emphasized that The Wolverine isn’t a sequel in the conventional sense, referring to the movie as a one-off.
Hitfix also reports that Aronofsky’s frequent collaborator Matthew Libatique will shoot the picture. Libatique coming aboard to be the cinematographer is very good news indeed. He shot both Iron Man films and recently finished work on Jon Favreau’s upcoming western/sci-fi epic Cowboys & Aliens. This being Aronofsky’s first foray into relatively commercial fare, Libatique’s experience should be a fantastic asset.