No. Probably not.
But let's look at why this conversation is even possible.
How do you get from "the maker of 'Pi' and 'Requiem For A Dream'" to "the director of 'Wolverine 2'"?
Well, for one thing, if you're the maker of "Pi" and "Requiem For A Dream" and "The Fountain" and "The Wrestler" and "Black Swan," you are not the guy who is paying the light bills at 20th Century Fox. If you're the guy who made "Wolverine 2" for a respectable price and kept the studio's movie star happy, then you might be the guy paying the light bills. And that changes things.
Darren Aronofsky's had an amazing career, and whether you like or dislike his work, what he was created is distinct and alive and fascinating, worth studying and revisiting. I haven't seen his new film yet, but it's the first new movie I'll see once I land in Toronto next week. His work is that significant.
It's also been resolutely uncommercial up till now. I don't really study box-office, but I assume he made some money for someone on "Pi" and "Requiem," and that he's demonstrated a sense of how to do certain things on a budget, how to stretch a dollar, and I know "The Fountain" was an expensive experiment, but I hope in the end, enough people see that movie to push it into the black for the studio. "The Wrestler" seemed to make Fox Searchlight pretty happy, happy enough to make another movie with him. And that certainly puts him inside the Fox family. But has he ever been a guy who made a "Titanic" for anyone, or even a "District 9"? Not really. He's never had his commercial break-out moment.