Darren Aronofsky has as much right to grab a creative paycheck gig as Chris Nolan or anyone else on that level. He’s one of the very few helmers who can take an over-and-done-with superhero franchise like Wolverine — Jesus! — and make it work. He can bestow integrity. But at the same time there’s something odious about corporate Hollywood responding to the artistry of Aronofsky’s Black Swan by saying, “Wow, great flick…would you take a shot at reviving a ruined pop-trash superhero franchise if we pay you enough?”
I said roughly the same thing on 9.29 when it was being reported that Aronofsky was in discussions with Chris Nolan about directing the Superman reboot.