Earlier this week Hugh Jackman dropped out of the 20th Century Fox comedy Avon Man so that he can bulk up once again for another Wolverine outing, and now reports have surfaced on who may be directing him.
According to The Vulture both David Slade (Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night, Twilight: Eclipse) and Robert Schwentke (Flightplan, The Time Traveler’s Wife and upcoming Red) have been approved by 20th Century Fox, and the decision is down to Jackman who will be meeting with each next week.
The Vulture says Slade is likely to land the gig, which may or may not be a good thing. Hard Candy has been his best work to date, but everything else is pretty average. After X-Men: Origins Wolverine you would have thought Fox would aim higher.
Robert Schwentke films have been average also, although Red, which will be released in October and stars Dame Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman, does look like a lot of fun.
The Usual Suspects writer Christopher McQuarrie has written the script which takes Wolverine to Japan and is apparently a big improvement on X-Men: Origins Wolverine. Hugh Jackman tried to get Bryan Singer to direct but he is busy producing X-Men: First Class and will be filming Jack the Giant Killer in January.
Who do you think should direct Wolverine 2?