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So It Turns Out Aronofsky's "Wolverine" Isn't a Sequel, It's a One-Off




    With the confusion over Darren Aronofsky involvement in the next "Wolverine" movie still clouding our brains, we now learn that the film is not a sequel.

    Want proof? The film will be called "The Wolverine," Aronofsky told HitFix. Not "X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2," or "Wolverine 2" or anything like that. Just "The Wolverine." And it ain't gonna be a reboot either, as Aronofsky is claiming that the film is a "one-off."

    "Black Swan"

    [NATL] "Black Swan"
    Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis star as ballerinas vying for Vincent Cassel's personal and professional attentions in this psychological thriller from director Darren Aronofsky. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010)

    OK, we get it. Aronofsky is trying to distance himself from the original film, and possibly the whole "W-Men" franchise entirely. And really, who can blame him? But do it in so naked a fashion just seems beneath him.

    Aronofsky's a great auteur, Wolverine is a superhero. It's OK, Darren, there's nothing to be ashamed of. And lest you forget, just how good Aronofsky is, his next film, "Black Swan," will be here to remind you on Dec. 3. It stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in a psychological thriller set in the world of ballet.

    Natalie Portman: "Black Swan" Was an Emotional and Physical Challenge

    [NBCAH] Natalie Portman: "Black Swan" Was an Emotional and Physical Challenge
    Natalie Portman reveals about how director Darren Aronofsky first approached her nine years ago to do “Black Swan,” and reveals how demanding it was to shoot the film. (Published Tuesday, March 4, 2014)