So we know that the upcoming Wolverine sequel is going to be set in Japan, that the main character is going to get mixed up with some fairly bad-ass samurai and that Darren Aronofsky will direct.

What we can now add to that is the title, which Aronofsky disclosed to Hitfix during an interview about Aronofsky’s upcoming ballet drama, Black Swan. Apparently the film will be called “The Wolverine”, which although far from being terribly original, at least avoids the death by colons approach of X-Men: Origins: Wolverine.

More interestingly, Aronofsky referred to the film as being a one-off and therefore not a sequel in the conventional sense. Although this is nothing new in relation to the comic book incarnations of Wolverine, where new storylines, strands, tangents and even universes are often started up and then stopped, it will be intriguing to see how this pans out for the film.

Most people watching the film will be aware of the film back-story for Logan/Wolverine from the Origins film and the original X-Men trilogy and so we will have to see to what extent Aronofsky draws on or departs from that. Marvel will no doubt want to take advantage of built in recognition, while trying to avoid being derivative and predictable.

What do you think? Is “The Wolverine” lame? Is it any better than “The Dark Knight Rises”, or “Superman: Man of Steel”? Comment below.

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