Fox Chooses James Mangold for 'Wolverine'

James Mangold is 20th Century Fox's and star Hugh Jackman's choice to direct The Wolverine, ending one of the most competitive contests among directors for a major studio film. Negotiations are about to get underway, but I'm told that Mangold will take the helming job on the sequel to the X-Men spinoff film, a post that became vacant when Darren Aronofsky dropped out of the film in March. I'd heard that Mangold was on a very short list coming into this week, along with Warrior director Gavin O'Connor and Brooklyn's Finest helmer Antoine Fuqua.

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alycakes4078d ago

I'm glad someone has finally taken over. TMZ showed Jackman yesterday coming out of his workout and it looks like he's getting himself ready for the Wolverine role because he is really building himself up again....very buff.