‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2’ Eyeing David Slade and Robert Schwentke

Both directors have been approved by the studio but Hugh Jackman has the final say in who will direct the sequel.

David Slade reported to direct Hugh Jackman in X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2
David Slade reported to direct Hugh Jackman in X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2
Directors David Slade and Robert Schwentke have both been approved by 20th Century Fox to direct X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2, and Vulture reports that Slade will most likely direct the film.

It was said that star Hugh Jackman ultimately has the final say in who will direct the film and he will meet with both Slade and Schwentke next week. The site's source insists, though, that, "It's going to be Slade."

Christopher McQuarrie wrote the script, which will pick up right where X-Men Origins: Wolverine left off, with Jackman's Wolverine in Japan. Here's an excerpt from the site's article where they describe the plot:

"There, he begins a forbidden romance with a Japanese woman whose hand in marriage is, unfortunately, promised to another man. This being Hugh Jackman, of course, he doesn't take no for an answer. And, this being Japan, that doesn't go over so well. Soon enough, Logan must do battle with her furious father and samurai-sword-wielding brothers."

We also reported earlier this week that Jackman left the film Avon Man to prepare for this sequel. It seems that this film could go before cameras next year. We'll be sure to keep you posted with any furhter details on X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 as soon as we have more information.

The Wolverine was released July 26th, 2013 and stars Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee. The film is directed by James Mangold.

Sources: Vulture

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  1. Remy72883

    @The Narrator how is that an irrational post? every comic book movie we have seen done in the past never lives up to what we the fans want, Dare Devil, Ghost Rider, The Hulk, should i keep going, Nolan knows what the hell he is doing and he delivers, only a moron would say Nolan has no idea what he is doing. Facts are Facts man

    5 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  2. MrP

    Slade should do a Hard Candy on this and cut someones spuds off.

    5 years agoby @mrpFlag

  3. the Narrator

    That is a highly irrational post @Remy.

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  4. Emmytt

    @remy72883 yea he should or at least people who respects the comics

    5 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  5. Remy72883

    i say Nolan should take over all comic books movies but that's just me, his tone with film is amazing and delivers

    5 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  6. CBF

    Sounds like Itsu will be the love interest and Silver Samurai the villain. I really hope it differs from the Logan/Silver Fox relationship. Also I hope there is more to the movie than just a love triangle and that it doesn't end with Daken being born. < :(

    5 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  7. WongFu

    Pick David

    5 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  8. OhTheFilmNerd

    promosing movie, ummmm not promising director, i wondered for a minute about tony scott, but turly im not looknig forward to this at all

    5 years agoby @ohthefilmnerdFlag

  9. Summit10

    @Superman81: i was thinking of the film release in 2012, but definitely looking forward to Superman (with Nolan) @Skywise: no fan of Ratner as well :)

    5 years agoby @summit10Flag

  10. skywise

    @spongebob Please never EVER use the fowl language that is Brett Ratner's name around any X Men film agian. Warning has been sent, severe and swift punishement eminent.

    5 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  11. Shadow Of The Day


    5 years agoby @asifFlag

  12. Remy72883

    this is gonna be good, cant f*cking wait

    5 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  13. Spongebob_Boxofficepants

    I choose David Slade but his films are mixed like Eclipse plus his films seems to had a gang of vampires grouping up,well this alright
    But The Best should be George Lucas,Mike Newell,Martin Scorsese (please make it PG13!) or Brett Ratner (he can still create a good film like Rush Hour & Red Dragon:The Hannibal Prequel)

    5 years agoby @spongebob-boxofficepantsFlag

  14. incmob

    @insert username here .... hey bud, i recommend 30 days of night, it was very well directed in my opinion and his use of characters, mood among everything else would play out well possibly for a wolverine film, might just be the edge that this next one needs. as far as eclipse... didnt and wont see it, but have friends that are girls that have said it was much better than the last two films.

    i agree though that W2 will need to win me back. the first one started with promise, but turned a sharp left and had way too many characters along with the ridiculous overstuffed effects at the end climax. this one sounds like a very character driven film which for me, seems like the source of what the first two x men films were, although action orientated, had that element of caring for the characters and watching them grow, by spending time with them instead of forgetting who they were by the end of the film or just not caring enough to remember.

    good luck to them, and lets hope for the best.

    5 years agoby @incmobFlag

  15. Emmytt

    i wont see this until dvd last one sucked ass

    5 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  16. skywise

    If David Slade Directs Wolvie 2 they should give it a hard R rating but i know this wont happen. Slade is in his element when it comes to violence and risque situations. However, i just hope he is a fan of the character and respects the fans. Silver Samurai is obviously the villian in this film....if they remain true to the original stories (crosses fingers)

    5 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  17. RojoDiablo

    I like the first film also and still think this will be a blast no matter which guy directs!

    5 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  18. Superman81

    Summit, Superman is gonna happen! Just waiting on Nolan to finish Batman 3

    5 years agoby @superman81Flag

  19. The Boondock Saint

    as much as i believe in david slade, this sounds like a huge piece of sh*t. and thats coming from someone who actually liked the first wolverine film!!!!

    5 years agoby @combatmadness360Flag

  20. DoubleR0522


    5 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  21. Summit10

    David Slade - 30 Days of Night, Hard Candy, Twilight: Eclipse and more music videos vs Robert Schwentke - Time Traveler's Wife, Flightplan, Tatoo and recently Red.

    5 years agoby @summit10Flag

  22. Summit10

    Batman 3, Avengers, Superman (maybe), Wolverine 2, Spider-Man (reboot)... set them straight up for a Summer blockbuster (but leave some for the holidays OK!) :)

    5 years agoby @summit10Flag

  23. Monkeyiron

    Um i think if they call it Wolverine 2.Fox will lose all the movie rights too all the X-men and they will only have Wolverine movies too make I think

    5 years agoby @monkeyironFlag

  24. Diaigma

    If it's a sequel, does it have to be called X-Men Origins anymore? :P

    5 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  25. Smallville

    the fact that hugh gets the final word is awsome

    5 years agoby @smallvilleFlag

  26. ed_wood

    Go with Slade and just give us a great movie.

    5 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  27. JonSpidey07

    Slade seems like a great choice

    5 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  28. T.Clark

    I don't agree with K-Man on a lot of things, but his opinion of the mutants in the first film is spot-on. There were too many unnecessary characters.

    5 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  29. K-Man

    Oh and I really hope that we see some mutants this time around that have a bit of depth and actually have a purpose and progress the story, unlike the first one!! Holy sh*t, that film was terrible!!

    5 years agoby @k-manFlag

  30. K-Man

    Well, both are better than Gavin Hood, but what does that say???

    5 years agoby @k-manFlag

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