Over the past few months, some very interesting names have popped up as possible directors for "X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2," including "Red" director Robert Schwentke and "Black Swan" filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. But there's one rumored contender that many people believe to be the frontrunner: "Eclipse" and "30 Days of Night" director David Slade.
Adding to the buzz is the fact that Slade isn't exactly denying rumors of his involvement. The director spoke with the Vancouver Sun and said that while he's not officially on board for "Wolverine 2," he's already taken a meeting with the film's most important player.
"I can say that I’ve met with Hugh Jackman and he is a very nice fellow, but you never know with these things," said Slade. "There are several projects I’m interested in now, and that’s one of them."
Of course, the fact that Slade has met with Jackman doesn't mean that he's locked and loaded for Logan's upcoming adventure through Japan, but it's certainly something to chew on while we wait to see who lands in the film's director's chair.
Still, don't be surprised if Slade isn't eventually paired up with the project. Beyond his own admission that he's currently looking at "several projects," Jackman has a past history with rumored contender Darren Aronofsky that could work out in "The Fountain" director's favor.
Regardless, as the film is reportedly headed into production at the start of 2011, it's a virtual certainty that we'll learn the "Wolverine" director's secret identity before the year is out.
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