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'Wolverine' Director Is 'Phenomenal,' Says Hugh Jackman

26 July 2011 8:22 AM, PDT | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

by Aubrey Sitterson

After three “X-Men” movies and a prequel, filmgoers are beginning to recognize what comic book fans have known for years: Wolverine is, and forever will be, the coolest member of the superhero team. Of course, it certainly doesn’t hurt that the character is played by none other than Hugh Jackman.

The breakout star of the first three movies (“X-Men,” “X2: X-Men United," and “X-Men: The Last Stand”), Wolverine is one of Marvel Comics’ most popular characters. Born a mutant with superhuman senses, an incredible healing factor and a set of three claws on each hand, the character underwent an experimental medical procedure that grafted an unbreakable metal to his skeleton, as seen in the prequel “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.”

Since the 2009 release of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” there has been consistent talk about a follow-up film featuring the near-feral mutant. By the following year, Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan »

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"The Wolverine" Finally Gets A Director

16 June 2011 7:29 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

James Mangold ("3:10 to Yuma," "Walk the Line," "Cop Land," "Identity") has emerged as the top choice of both 20th Century Fox and Hugh Jackman to direct "The Wolverine" says the trades, effectively ending one of the more drawn out searches we've ever reported on regarding a director.

Negotiations are about to get underway with Mangold to take the job which "Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky departed from in March. Mangold ultimately beat out Gavin O'Connor ("Warrior") and Antoine Fuqua ("Brooklyn's Finest") for the gig. Shooting aims to kick off this Fall.

Christopher McQuarrie penned the script which is set predominantly in Japan. Jackman previously worked with Mangold on "Kate and Leopold" while the helmer directed last year's Fox summer tentpole "Knight and Day". »

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James Mangold Will Direct The Wolverine

15 June 2011 8:04 PM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

I’ve always been extremely impressed with James Mangold’s career. Go ahead, try to pigeonhole him. Bet you can’t. Here’s why: he started his career with a small indie drama in “Heavy”, turned that into a gritty crime film in “Copland”, spent time in romantic fantasyland with “Kate and Leopold”, went Western in “3:10 to Yuma”, musical biopic with “Walk the Line”, then pure action-adventure in “Knight and Day”. Basically, the guy Has no genre. James Mangold directs what he wants to direct, and he’s proven that he can pretty much direct anything as long as he has the interest. Now it appears James Mangold has an interest in taking on a big-time comic book movie, because Deadline is reporting that Mangold has been chosen by 20th Century Fox and star Hugh Jackman to replace Darren Aronofsky on “The Wolverine”, the sequel to the studio’s »

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