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David Slade Directing Wolverine 2?
He and Robert Schwentke are contenders

20 August 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Vulture

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With Hugh Jackman’s recent decision to quit Avon Man, he’s got more time in his schedule to train for Fox’s sequel to Wolverine. And now it appears that the choice of director has been narrowed down to two possibilities, with Twilight: Eclipse’s David Slade and Red’s Robert Schwentke the leading contenders, according to the Vulture blog.

Slade, of course, can parlay his recent experience directing hairy creatures that fight in Eclipse and his past work on the likes of 30 Days of Night and Hard Candy. While thanks to Red’s healthy buzz, Schwentke has become something of the Ryan Reynolds of the megaphone world, lining up possible projects one after the other.

According to Vulture’s sources, Slade has the upper hand right now, but Jackman is even now putting them through their paces, Dragon’s Den-style to see who gets the job. Okay, so he’s probably just talking to them, being as he's a nice fella, but we like to think of it that way.

Christopher McQuarrie has written one of the most recent drafts of the script, which finds Logan still in Japan (where one of the tags from the first film left him). He kicks off a romance with a woman who is already engaged to be married, but of course that doesn’t stop Wolvie given his foul mood after the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Cue a fight!

Once a director has been picked, the film is scheduled to start shooting in January.


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RE: Actually, fuck Wolverine...
All i hope is that Slade goes back to the style we saw in Hard Candy & that they at least try & keep some semblence of Wolverines back story intact this time. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 11:49 on 23 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Actually, fuck Wolverine...
Yeah. Fuck Wolverine! But I disagree. Raisins in a Milky Bar is much more palatable than the travesty of X-Men Origins. Wolverine's "the best there is at what he does but what he does best isn't very nice." When and where? Not in that movie. Most of the time he just stands around looking pissed off and NOT killing anyone. The movie was shit. The comics have become shit. I'm not interested in an immortal, unkillable hero. I won't be watching — unless they reboot, make him vulnerable an More

Posted by Brak Dayton at 19:15 on 22 August 2010 | Report This Post

Actually, fuck Wolverine...
... let's all agree to disagree and pool our resources to track down the sick pervert who thought it was a good idea to put RAISINS in a Milky Bar! More

Posted by wgfuzzydunlop1 at 05:33 on 22 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: honestly...
L: Deviation Not after X3 I don't.  'd like to second that. More

Posted by Bizz90 at 00:51 on 22 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: RRRRAAAGGGGEEEE!!!
Agreed on the second half of your point, but I think one has to do with the other.  If something fans, surely it must be for a reason... surely it has qualities which have earned it its status and popularity over the years. Pleasing fans the general movie-goer are mutually exclusive. While pleasing fans alone won't necessarily win something a wider audience, pleasing fans almost guarantees a failure. If you can't even please the core audience who are already invested in wanting it More

Posted by KeithM at 16:21 on 21 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: RRRRAAAGGGGEEEE!!!
L: cydonia why bother? honestly the first one "wolverine:origins" or as i like to call it "wolverine:lets make up complete bollocks and to hell with the fans!" his wasn't the problem with Wolverine, the problem was that it was boring. More

Posted by Rhubarb at 15:24 on 21 August 2010 | Report This Post

"Lets decide to kill him AFTER we make him indestructible!"
I actually think this has potential, Jackman would of heeded the negative response to the last film and now that the 'origins' bit has been done with, its time to let him off the leash! More

Posted by TheTrooperr at 14:01 on 21 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Wolverine II: #Turning Japanese, I Think I'm Turning Japanese, I Really Think So...#
We all know Rothman is the real director of these films. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 11:36 on 21 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Wolverine II: #Turning Japanese, I Think I'm Turning Japanese, I Really Think So...#
L: wgfuzzydunlop1 Oi! Slade or Schwentke (snigger), attention! If you happen to read this, and end up with the gig... DON'T FUCK IT UP! Oh, and also... MAKE THE BLADES A BIT MORE CONVINCING AND DON'T LET JACKMAN BOSS YOU ABOUT! HE'S ONLY THE PRODUCER! STORY IS KING!!! Ha, there you go, problem solved. Now, Avatar 2... Verdana"]"That oughta do it, thanks very much Ray."] More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 08:49 on 21 August 2010 | Report This Post

Wolverine II: #Turning Japanese, I Think I'm Turning Japanese, I Really Think So...#
...now that all the 'Origins' guff is out of the way, it surely can't be as bad as everyone is thinking, can it? Oh, who am I kidding, of course it can! Oi! Slade or Schwentke (snigger), attention! If you happen to read this, and end up with the gig... DON'T FUCK IT UP! Oh, and also... MAKE THE BLADES A BIT MORE CONVINCING AND DON'T LET JACKMAN BOSS YOU ABOUT! HE'S ONLY THE PRODUCER! STORY IS KING!!! Ha, there you go, problem solved. Now, Avatar 2... More

Posted by wgfuzzydunlop1 at 05:39 on 21 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: honestly...
Not after X3 I don't.  More

Posted by Deviation at 00:59 on 21 August 2010 | Report This Post

honestly...
does anyone even care about X-Movies anymore? More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 22:46 on 20 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Amensia
Because he's eing X Men: First Class. More

Posted by KeithM at 21:49 on 20 August 2010 | Report This Post

Amensia
Someone remind me why Bryan Singer isn't making this? More

Posted by Ambition at 20:55 on 20 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: RRRRAAAGGGGEEEE!!!
No. It really was that bad. More

Posted by KeithM at 20:32 on 20 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: RRRRAAAGGGGEEEE!!!
L: cydonia why bother? honestly the first one "wolverine:origins" or as i like to call it "wolverine:lets make up complete bollocks and to hell with the fans!" was complete and utter shite! after watching that film i had the biggest nerd rage in the world! i actually went to town for 30 minutes on a punchbag, it fucked me off that much... asn't that bad! I was a huge Wolverine fan in my teens, bought the comic every month, have issue 1 from 1988 and several back issues etc. A More

Posted by MarcE at 19:42 on 20 August 2010 | Report This Post

RRRRAAAGGGGEEEE!!!
why bother? honestly the first one "wolverine:origins" or as i like to call it "wolverine:lets make up complete bollocks and to hell with the fans!" was complete and utter shite! after watching that film i had the biggest nerd rage in the world! i actually went to town for 30 minutes on a punchbag, it fucked me off that much... More

Posted by cydonia at 17:53 on 20 August 2010 | Report This Post

I concur with beebs comment. Hopefully with McQuarrie writing it'll be a vast improvement on dire-logue like "These bullets won't kill you, but they'll erase your memory!" If only I could erase my memory of that travesty of a film. Hugh Jackman - you're better than that and you know it! More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 17:24 on 20 August 2010 | Report This Post

I concur with beebs comment. Hopefully with McQuarrie writing it'll be a vast improvement on dire-logue like "These bullets won't kill you, but they'll erase your memory!" If only I could erase my memory of that travesty of a film. Hugh Jackman - you're better than that and you know it! More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 17:24 on 20 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: ::sigh::
I find Hughs love for that caracter quite idmirable. :) More

Posted by Overmind at 17:11 on 20 August 2010 | Report This Post

::sigh::
Lets hope Fox don't f**k it up this time... More

Posted by beebs_ at 16:59 on 20 August 2010 | Report This Post

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