Posted by Mark Bridge On October - 31 - 2011 0 Comment

After the departure of Darren Aronofsky as director of The Wolverine, I was beginning to get nervous about the film.  Will the film’s replacement keep the intensity of the script that attracted Aronofsky to the project?  Or Will we see a repeat of X-Men Origins: Wolverine?  I got a glimmer of hope when James Mangold (3:10 To Yuma, Knight and Day) came aboard as the new director.

MTV spoke to Mongold for the Bluray release of Cop Land, where he shared his experience working on the film so far.  Mongold had wanted to work with Jackman ever since they did Kate and Leopold together and he promised that this Wolverine will be “more intense than we’ve ever seen him.”

He also had this to say: “I was just really intrigued by the script and the project and the boldness of making a really personal Wolverine movie….  But it’s also more of a journey for the character in a completely foreign land and more of a mystery and an adventure than it kind of is another save the world ‘X-Men’ film.”

When asked if Wolverine will retain the original bulky look that Aronofsky wanted for the character, Mongold responded with, “Hugh and I have an idea about when in Wolvie’s life when we’re finding him…. I think it’s in a place that will be a little more intense than we’ve ever seen him. In that sense, we’ll be examining his look and everything else through that prism. That would affect everything from his level of musculature to his look.”

In closing, the director reassured fans that he is not rebooting but enhancing what has come before.

“I think that we are not rebooting, but we are going deeper into something than anyone’s ever gone, and we’re finding a way to do that in a really original way.”

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