After hitting big with The Wrestler, it seemed the world was Darren Aronofsky's oyster. He was all set to direct a rather intense reboot of RoboCop until MGM went belly-up, then he was in the running for The Man of Steel. Well, unfortunately, Warner Bros. and Christopher Nolan decided to go with Zack Snyder instead, leaving Aronofsky with nothing to follow up Black Swan.
Deadline is reporting that Aronofsky is in talks with 20th Century Fox to direct the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, currently titled Wolverine 2. Off the bat, it doesn't sound like a match made in heaven- a sequel to a mediocre spin-off of one of the main comic book franchises of the last decade to be directed by the man who gave us Requiem for a Dream- but considering his relationship with The Fountain star Hugh Jackman, it could turn out to be a reality.
If the deal does go through, Wolverine 2 just might be a better X-Men movie than X2... what do you think? What would a Darren Aronofsky X-Men movie be like?