Director Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Black Swan) is the official director for the upcoming follow-up to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Well that’s half right. Aronofsky revealed the new title for the movie, which will be The Wolverine, but he also revealed an interesting detail about the direction of the story.

The Wolverine will not be a sequel to the Origins movie, it will completely ignore it and be a stand alone film. The story, from a script by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects)  will follow Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in Japan, as he becomes romantically involved with a Japanese woman, but her family has already prearranged her marriage. Logan decides to take a stand and fight for his love, which may prove a hard task as her family is made up of highly skilled samurai warriors. 

I’m kinda glad that this movie isn’t going to have anything to do with the Origins movie, as I think that got a lot wrong despite featuring some well conceived action, the story wasn’t great and there was some shoddy CGI work. With Aronofsky at the helm, this has the potential to be a very good comic book movie with emotion and drama to compensate the action.