David Slade to Direct Wolverine 2?
Posted 08.22.10 by reelz
Hot on the heels of helming the summer hit The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, British director David Slade could be next in line to take over chief duties on Fox's X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2. Slade is rumored to be up against Robert Schwentke to direct the movie, which is a sequel to 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Slade has previously tackled bloodthirsty vampires in 30 Days of Night and teen werewolves in Eclipse, which should put him in good stead to handle Wolverine's crazy hair and knife-like adamantium claws. Schwentke's resume includes adapting Audrey Niffenegger's epic time-traveling romantic novel The Time Traveler's Wife, along with latest action movie RED.
Our money's on Slade to continue the adventures of Wolverine — after all, Eclipse more than proved he's got what it takes when it comes to otherworldly creatures and CGI.
Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine, with the movie set to start shooting in January, 2011.