If, like us, you got all excited at the idea of Darren Aronofsky directing a
movie, don't be too downhearted yet that he pulled out.
If what Hugh Jackman says is true, the majority of the script that excited him remains.
"We had a script that was under Darren Aronofsky's directorial - it's 85 per cent the same. Darren took it in a Darren Aronofsky way and it's a version I know fans would have liked to have seen - I would have loved to have seen it,” Jackman told Collider.
Even though James Mangold (
Walk The Line
Knight & Day
) is now helming and Mark Bomback (
Live Free Or Die Hard
) has been tinkering with those words, Jackman still feels it's a strong movie.
“This is the best script we have had, which is precisely why Darren signed on. I tried to get Darren to do
and he was always like, 'It's not really for me.' I knew he was looking for a comic-book movie and he read this one and he goes, 'Hey, this is the best one I've ever read.' So there is a lot of meat on the bone there. Now, Mark and Jim have taken it and I think that it is as strong, if not stronger, than what we would have had with Darren."