Gavin Hood ‘Extremely Interested’ In Directing ‘Wolverine’ Sequel

“X-men Origins: Wolverine” director Gavin Hood “has no idea” if he will be returning for the much anticipated sequel with Hugh Jackman.

In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Hood reiterated his desire to revisit “Wolverine” but cautioned that the project is far from certain.

“All that’s happened at the moment is that the studio has just commissioned the script for ‘Wolverine 2’ to be written,” Hood explained. “Whether that film will ever get made will depend on so many factors — whether the studio likes the script, whether they find a director who responds to the script. Might that be me? Sure, I’d be extremely interested and thrilled if they were to send it to me.”

Director Bryan Singer has also recently expressed his interest in returning to the “X-men” film franchise. With screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie already attached to the “Wolverine” sequel, popular speculation has Singer possibly directing that film to reunite with his “Usual Suspects” collaborator.

During the interview, Hood also expressed his satisfaction that the “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” Blu-ray disc contains a deleted scene in which Wolverine voluntarily has his memory wiped.

“I’m very pleased that on the Blu-ray disc there’s a particular scene that I was attached to that didn’t make it into the movie,” Hood said. “I say that without saying ‘It should have!’ I think it probably should have been in the movie, but I understood the argument against it, and at the time there was much to-ing and fro-ing about it. It’s a great thing to be able to put that sort of scene on the Blu-ray and let people think of other themes and idea that were in my mind when we made that scene.”

Last month, Hood told MTV News that the scene in question “humanized” Sabretooth when he realizes that his brother, Wolverine has chosen to completely forget him.

Who should direct “Wolverine 2”, Gavin Hood or Bryan Singer? Should Wolverine have volunteered to have his memory wiped or do you prefer the Adamantium bullets explanation? Fire up your brain implants and let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!