I had a chance to watch a round of questions between Len Wiseman (Underworld) and some film students on the Fox Movie Channel last week. In the answers given, Wiseman made it quite clear that he would like to return to the world of Fantasy and Science Fiction because it gives him more of an opportunity to mold the vision of the story around a complex world as he sees it with a lot more leeway then say a movie based more on reality's standards. Something tells me Edward Douglas over at Superhero Hype may have known about Wiseman's feelings about returning to more fantastical and imaginative worlds. While Wiseman is helping 20th Century Fox do the press rounds for his upcoming Live Free or Die Hard (releases next Wednesday 27), Douglas at Superhero Hype asked him about another future Fox production on the horizon.
Here was Wiseman's answer:
"'Wolverine' is something I was interested in way before I was talking to these guys about 'Die Hard,'" he told Superhero Hype!. "I think it would be a great story to tell, and in the case of that film, it wouldn't be [as big] in terms of large-scale action, but it's something I'm interested in, in his origin story and the character story with that, and I know how Hugh would play it, and that would be awesome. So that would be my passion for that is that I think the character story is really cool, and I'd love to see it and be there the first day [it opens] anyway. There's so many things that have been going on and I know that there are so many other directors. There's nothing set in any fashion, but it has been talked about."