It’s been a merry-go-round for 20th Century Fox as they search/find/replace directors for the upcoming Wolverine 2: Electric Boogaloo sequel.  It looked like Darren Aronofsky would helm the project, but he stepped down, then rumors and rumored rumors circulated as director after director sat down to talk with the studio.  Now it looks like 20th Century Fox has settled upon James Mangold to direct the picture.

If you are not familiar with Mangold’s work, it probably means you didn’t see the Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz action/comedy/romance/disaster Knight and Day.  Of course he also directed 3:10 to Yuma, so there’s still hope this movie will turn out okay.

via Deadline

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  1. Alexi
    June 16, 2011 at 1:08 pm — Reply

    Hey, Knight and Day was loads of fun. And 3:10 to Yuma is an eminently rewatchable film. This is an exciting announcement.

  2. Dravis
    June 16, 2011 at 6:38 pm — Reply

    If X-Men III sucked so much… how come it clobbered “The De Vinci Code” by three times the money?
    The Wolverine movie didn’t suck either. I still watch it about once a month.
    I want to see Hugh Jackman play him one more time.
    Remember in the first X-Men movie when he holds Rogue… takes off his glove… and puts his nose under her chin like a big puppy Daddy?
    Give him a good script and he’ll make it happen.
    Thus, we can avoid any “reboot” any company wants to try!
    The new Spiderman concept gives me the shivers already…

    • June 16, 2011 at 7:40 pm — Reply

      If X-Men III sucked so much… how come it clobbered “The De Vinci Code” by three times the money?

      Because making money is not a sign of quality…

      • Damascus
        June 18, 2011 at 7:03 pm — Reply


  3. Leroy Grey
    June 16, 2011 at 7:22 pm — Reply

    Hey! Dude also wrote “Oliver and Company”… and directed “Walk the Line”. So, there ya go…

  4. Crash
    June 18, 2011 at 9:01 pm — Reply

    The guy who directed Girl Interrupted is going to do the Wolverine movie? That’s kinda weird…

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