With 20th Century Fox looking at a number of potential directors to direct Wolverine 2 (David Slade and Darren Aronofsky have been mentioned) it was clear they were aiming to begin production sometime next year.
While in Uruguay shooting a commercial Hugh Jackman spoke to the local media (via The Daily Blam) and, when asked if Wolverine would be returning, said “Of course… We’re coming back next March or April.”
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. Fox are heading in the right direction with X-Men: First Class by hiring a talented director, so hopefully they do the same for the Wolverine sequel. Even though it made $380 million worldwide last year Logan’s solo franchise is tainted by being a sub-par effort when compared to the Iron Man and Batman movies, and even the earlier X-Men movies.
Ideally Darren Aronofsky would direct as he has proven he can actually make good films, but I have a feeling David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) may land the job as he will probably be cheaper and has had more success at the box office.
Who do you want to direct?