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Wolverine 2 getting closer to a director?

Jul. 23, 2010by: Dave Davis

While Marvel will surely have plenty of movie news to spill at Comic Con, one of their other characters is still clawing his way back to the screen.

A sequel to WOLVERINE has been in the works for a while, with a script from Oscar-winner Christopher McQuarrie (THE USUAL SUSPECTS). Now we're starting to hear more rumors about possible directors to point Logan toward the bad guys and tell him to start swinging.

According to The Playlist, Fox wants either Tony Scott (TOP GUN, etc.) or Matt Reeves (CLOVERFIELD) to tame the beast. Scott kind of makes sense, since his company is Fox-based, but he's also now casting on his crime drama POTSDAMER PLATZ. Reeves has worked with lower budgets and FX, if the studio is looking to go the PREDATORS route and not sink a preposterous amount of cash into the sequel, plus he's catching more buzz for his remake LET ME IN.

Maybe we'll hear something more solid before the weekend is out. Previous names stirring in the rumor pot were Kathryn Bigelow, Timur Bekmambetov, and Daniel Espinosa.

As hinted in the post-credit scene of ORIGINS, the sequel will take cues from the famed 1982 Chris Claremont/Frank Miller comic miniseries, which helped popularize the adamantium-laced character. The story of love and honor paints Logan as a modern masterless samurai in Japan, where he attempts to win the heart of Mariko Yashida but winds up clashing with her father and a clan of ninjas.

Extra Tidbit: In the 1984 X-MEN screenplay by Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas, Wolverine was in the lineup but took a back seat to Cyclops.
Source: The Playlist

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11:51PM on 07/23/2010
Either one of those directors I would be happy with.
Either one of those directors I would be happy with.
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11:53PM on 07/23/2010

I was going to give this a neutral

rating, but Christopher McQuarrie's involvement moved this up the list. Hopefully this is a lot stronger than the celebration of mediocrity that was the first Wolverine flick.
rating, but Christopher McQuarrie's involvement moved this up the list. Hopefully this is a lot stronger than the celebration of mediocrity that was the first Wolverine flick.
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12:06AM on 07/24/2010
I didn't really like the last film but its such a good character,I will give 2 a chance.
I didn't really like the last film but its such a good character,I will give 2 a chance.
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12:45AM on 07/24/2010

This one will work

I said it LOOOOOONG b4 they released Wolverine, the only good story is the time he spends in Japan. F**king slackers should have listened to the fans the first time
I said it LOOOOOONG b4 they released Wolverine, the only good story is the time he spends in Japan. F**king slackers should have listened to the fans the first time
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12:53AM on 07/24/2010
I liked Wolverine, didn't deserve all the hate it got.
I liked Wolverine, didn't deserve all the hate it got.
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1:08AM on 07/24/2010

Could be good

I'd prefer Reeves of the two, Im not the biggest Tony Scott fan, I'll admit, but either way it could be a step up. It all comes down to the script really, and how well it juggles the story and the characters. Did anyone see Chris McQuairre's directorial debut? I'd be curious if he could do it himself..
I'd prefer Reeves of the two, Im not the biggest Tony Scott fan, I'll admit, but either way it could be a step up. It all comes down to the script really, and how well it juggles the story and the characters. Did anyone see Chris McQuairre's directorial debut? I'd be curious if he could do it himself..
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1:27AM on 07/24/2010
Just because it's based around the Claremont arc doesn't mean it's going to take the storyline seriously. As the first movie showed, they're going for camp and cheese and are not interested in telling a serious story with Wolverine as a complex individual.
Just because it's based around the Claremont arc doesn't mean it's going to take the storyline seriously. As the first movie showed, they're going for camp and cheese and are not interested in telling a serious story with Wolverine as a complex individual.
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3:43AM on 07/24/2010
does this mean more cheap looking cgi claws!?
does this mean more cheap looking cgi claws!?
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3:43AM on 07/24/2010
does this mean more cheap looking cgi claws!?
does this mean more cheap looking cgi claws!?
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4:42AM on 07/24/2010

I'LL BELIEVE IT'LL BE GOOD WHEN I SEE IT

Till then Origins has killed my faith in FOX and the X-MEN franchise. A good start would be to not have it even refferance Origins at all and just make it a stand alone movie. Don't even call it WOLVERINE 2 just give it a secondary title WOLVERINE:'BLAH BLAH WHATEVER WHO CARES, WHENS THIS DAMN MOVIE GONNA START? HERE HOLD MY POPCORN I GOTTA PEE, YOU WANT ANYTHING WHILE I'M UP? I DON'T THINK THEY HAVE 3 MUSKETEERS BARS, YOU SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT ONE AND PUT IT IN YOUR PURSE BEFORE WHEN WE WERE AT
Till then Origins has killed my faith in FOX and the X-MEN franchise. A good start would be to not have it even refferance Origins at all and just make it a stand alone movie. Don't even call it WOLVERINE 2 just give it a secondary title WOLVERINE:'BLAH BLAH WHATEVER WHO CARES, WHENS THIS DAMN MOVIE GONNA START? HERE HOLD MY POPCORN I GOTTA PEE, YOU WANT ANYTHING WHILE I'M UP? I DON'T THINK THEY HAVE 3 MUSKETEERS BARS, YOU SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT ONE AND PUT IT IN YOUR PURSE BEFORE WHEN WE WERE AT THE GAS STATION, SEE NOW THE MOVIES STARTING AND I'M GONNA MISS THE BEGINNING, WELL YOU TOOK SO LONG DOING YOUR HAIR, WERE JUST SITTING IN THE DARK NOT HAVING DINNER WITH THE PRESIDENT, I'M BACK, HERE ALL THEY HAD WAS BUTTERFINGERS, WHAT DID I MISS? WHO'S THAT GUY? HE DID WHAT? NO SHIT? THAT'S ONE CRAZY ASS SUMBITCH, AFTER THIS YOU WANNA GO TO APPLEBEES? CAN WE HAVE SEX TONIGHT?'. Now thats a movie title.
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9:50AM on 07/24/2010
Dude I'd pay to see it haha. P.S. if Scott directed this movie I'd pass out.
Dude I'd pay to see it haha. P.S. if Scott directed this movie I'd pass out.
9:48AM on 07/24/2010
I love you for this comment.
I love you for this comment.
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6:53AM on 07/24/2010

Whatever

It's difficult to feel anything but indifference when this is a sequel not a reboot to a god awful movie.
It's difficult to feel anything but indifference when this is a sequel not a reboot to a god awful movie.
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8:23AM on 07/24/2010
id love to see a tony scott wolverine flick.
id love to see a tony scott wolverine flick.
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9:05AM on 07/24/2010
Both directors sound good. But I'd like to see a better-looking Emma Frost, should her character be in the movie, hehe.
Both directors sound good. But I'd like to see a better-looking Emma Frost, should her character be in the movie, hehe.
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11:40AM on 07/24/2010
Both directors are better than who we got for the first Wolverine. I'd much prefer Scott, but either one I'll be satisfied with.
Both directors are better than who we got for the first Wolverine. I'd much prefer Scott, but either one I'll be satisfied with.
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11:55AM on 07/24/2010

im worried

i dont really see a common link between these potential directors which makes me fear that they're not thinking "who's the best director for THIS movie?" but rather... "who's popular right now?"

its like a record label saying "hmm... lets make a classical music cd. and let's get kanye west or miley cyrus to do it. they're popular right now."
i dont really see a common link between these potential directors which makes me fear that they're not thinking "who's the best director for THIS movie?" but rather... "who's popular right now?"

its like a record label saying "hmm... lets make a classical music cd. and let's get kanye west or miley cyrus to do it. they're popular right now."
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12:15PM on 07/24/2010
If Tony Scott gets the job, best prepare for a seizure. Moving on, can we give Wolverine a rest? There's been four Wolverine movies already, quit trying to milk it.
If Tony Scott gets the job, best prepare for a seizure. Moving on, can we give Wolverine a rest? There's been four Wolverine movies already, quit trying to milk it.
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12:35PM on 07/24/2010
I think I was on the verge of having a seizure while watching Cloverfield. The camera movement for that film was so shaky it made me sick, which is odd because I am not one of those who complain about shaky cam like so many others (I liked it in the Bourne sequels).

Wait, Cloverfield was directed by Matt Reeves, the other name being considered. Looks like we lose either way.
I think I was on the verge of having a seizure while watching Cloverfield. The camera movement for that film was so shaky it made me sick, which is odd because I am not one of those who complain about shaky cam like so many others (I liked it in the Bourne sequels).

Wait, Cloverfield was directed by Matt Reeves, the other name being considered. Looks like we lose either way.
1:22PM on 07/24/2010

Tony Scott!!!

Mr. Scott, please do this movie. I've been hoping Scott would direct a superhero flick, and Wolverine is one of my favorites. This could be awesome. A new Wolvernine movie from the director of True Romance, Man on Fire, and Crimson Tide!? Holy Shit!!
Mr. Scott, please do this movie. I've been hoping Scott would direct a superhero flick, and Wolverine is one of my favorites. This could be awesome. A new Wolvernine movie from the director of True Romance, Man on Fire, and Crimson Tide!? Holy Shit!!
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2:32PM on 07/24/2010
I'm sure a couple years after First Class this movie will get made so that Fox will hold onto the rights. At this point, I would say just wait a few years and reboot the franchise. How much longer are fans going to have to wait to see another "true" x-men film?
I'm sure a couple years after First Class this movie will get made so that Fox will hold onto the rights. At this point, I would say just wait a few years and reboot the franchise. How much longer are fans going to have to wait to see another "true" x-men film?
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2:59PM on 07/24/2010

snikt

either one of those directors could make a great Wolvie film if the studio doesn't Fox it up again.
either one of those directors could make a great Wolvie film if the studio doesn't Fox it up again.
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3:13PM on 07/24/2010
hhmmmm IMDB says that Bryan Singer is directing this. If not than how about Wayne Wang?
hhmmmm IMDB says that Bryan Singer is directing this. If not than how about Wayne Wang?
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3:42PM on 07/24/2010

If we're lucky.....

...we might even get to see SILVER SAMURAI!!!! All these awesome X-Men villains and so far we get Magneto, humans, Magneto, Pseudo-Phoenix, DEADPOOL, and at best....Silver Samurai.

Fuck you Marvel, next time don't sell out like a bitch.
...we might even get to see SILVER SAMURAI!!!! All these awesome X-Men villains and so far we get Magneto, humans, Magneto, Pseudo-Phoenix, DEADPOOL, and at best....Silver Samurai.

Fuck you Marvel, next time don't sell out like a bitch.
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3:53PM on 07/24/2010
I would love to see Omega Red somehow make his way into the movies.
I would love to see Omega Red somehow make his way into the movies.
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6:59PM on 07/24/2010

Tony Fucking Scott

I would totally dig that, just as long as there isn't a volleyball scene between logan and silver samurai. And Kenny Loggins soundtrack would fucking rule.
I would totally dig that, just as long as there isn't a volleyball scene between logan and silver samurai. And Kenny Loggins soundtrack would fucking rule.
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10:09PM on 07/24/2010

How about just don't do it....

...the first Wolverine was dogshit, franchise tarnished. Just let Vaughn reboot the series with the X-men, throw in Logan in further down the line so that we can actually appreciate seeing him for once, unlike the over-saturation of his character that we've been forced to deal with since the first X-film...

LOL @ anyone delusional enough to think that Bigelow would make this her next project after coming off an Oscar winning film
...the first Wolverine was dogshit, franchise tarnished. Just let Vaughn reboot the series with the X-men, throw in Logan in further down the line so that we can actually appreciate seeing him for once, unlike the over-saturation of his character that we've been forced to deal with since the first X-film...

LOL @ anyone delusional enough to think that Bigelow would make this her next project after coming off an Oscar winning film
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10:50PM on 07/24/2010

NO TONY SCOTT!

This franchise has no where to go but up, and having this idiot in charge would be unforgivable. We don't need Denzel Washington anywhere in there.
This franchise has no where to go but up, and having this idiot in charge would be unforgivable. We don't need Denzel Washington anywhere in there.
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7:36PM on 07/25/2010
I never understood the hate for the first Wolverine movie. I thought it did an excellent job.
I never understood the hate for the first Wolverine movie. I thought it did an excellent job.
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7:56PM on 07/25/2010

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Well, Jolanar that's because your fav movie is probably Who's Roger Rabbit
Well, Jolanar that's because your fav movie is probably Who's Roger Rabbit
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5:35AM on 07/26/2010
While I would like a new Wolvie movie to wipe the horrible taste that Origins left in my mouth, it's probably better that this project just die on where it's at. Hugh Jackman has got to be wanting to do something more serious than X-Men.
While I would like a new Wolvie movie to wipe the horrible taste that Origins left in my mouth, it's probably better that this project just die on where it's at. Hugh Jackman has got to be wanting to do something more serious than X-Men.
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