[Movies] Darren Aronofsky Reveals Why He Passed On The Wolverine Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.01.2014
And he had interest in Man of Steel...
In an interview with MTV, Darren Aronofsky revealed why he eventually turned down The Wolverine. Here are highlights:
On why he didn't direct The Wolverine: "I loved the script and I thought the film came out great. I just had ... it was a hard time in my life. It was complicated. I couldn't leave New York for that long an amount of time. And, to be honest, the possibility of 'Noah' had started to emerge, and here was something I'd been thinking about for years. I was really excited by that."
On being interested in Man of Steel: "Superman's one of the holy grails. It's Superman. It's the best superhero. Batman is great, of course, but it's Superman. He's the same level. That possibility was great."
On the job Zack Snyder did: "I thought Zack was a great choice, and I loved his 'Watchmen' movie. I thought it was great. I thought that as a fan of the comic, you couldn't hope for a better interpretation. I liked the orthodoxy of it. It was interesting to add the pathos that they put into the character. It's a hard one to do. You look at what Christopher Reeve did, and it was perfect, because it captured that 'good old boy' thing. But to try and redo that again and bring that for a modern audience is tough in a post-'Batman' and 'Wolverine' world. It's hard to do that."