David Benioff Promises Fun Wolverine
Screenwriter hoping for "no social relevance whatsoever."Gavin Hood may be trying to justify directing Wolverine with his explanations of its existential metaphors, but screenwriter David Benioff just wanted to write a fun movie. Coming off The Kite Runner, Wolverine expressed other facets of his filmmaking personality.
"I don't know what the social importance is," said Benioff. "I think sometimes there's a real benefit in just going to see a movie and not having to worry about the real world for a while. For two hours, you can go and just have fun. I love movies like that. A movie like this [The Kite Runner] is sometimes what I want to see, and sometimes I just want to go and watch Hugh Jackman with claws fighting some other guy. I think they both have their place. Hopefully, that will have no social relevance whatsoever."
Whatever Hood intends to do with it is out of Benioff's hands: "I have never met him, actually."
Benioff knew he was writing for fans of the comics, though, and was sure to do his research. "I grew up a big Wolverine fan. I've been reading comic books since I was a little kid, and Wolverine was always my favorite comic book hero. I consider myself just as much of a fan as anyone else. I'm hopeful that that movie will make the fans happy."