There is now a name for director Darren Aronofsky’s early-in-development Wolverine sequel — “The Wolverine.” Nice and simple, and yep, definite article, a la The Goddamn Batman.
According to a report on HitFix, the film won’t be a “sequel in any conventional sense,” which might be a wise move given the middling reviews for 2009′s X-Men Origins: Wolverine (which was a financial success anyway). Wolverine’s certainly a character with a broad enough history — he’s in about 36 comics at the moment, you might have heard — that a self-contained, continuity light feature would seem to work rather well.
Last month, big-screen Wolvie Hugh Jackman expressed optimism that the new movie will actually be, y’know, good: “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.’”