We’re treading lightly here, because we really shouldn’t judge films until we’ve seen the finished product, right? Still, it seems strange that Aronfsky — the visionary director of Pi and Requiem for a Dream — should follow up his two most critically acclaimed efforts to date ( The Wrestler and Black Swan ) with… the sequel to a spin-off of a comic book movie. Huh? Yes, Aronfsky’s next picture is The Wolverine, the follow-up to 2009’s critically drubbed X-Men Origins: Wolverine , which recycled Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine character from the X-Men films. That pedigree doesn’t exactly promise a wealth of original thought, no? Aronfsky, for his part, is insisting that his film will not be a sequel to the previous Wolverine movie — that, in fact, it will be “a stand-alone piece that has nothing to do with anything in the whole franchise or in that universe.” And, he claims, “We’re definitely going to make something great.” Here’s hoping!