Having lost Darren Aronofsky to a personal situation, Fox are once again hunting for a director to see their next Wolverine project to the screen. Seeing as X-Men: First Class is about to bloom into a box-office and critical smash for them, I’m sure they’re feeling pretty gung ho in trying to get more mutants down the red carpet as soon as possible.
Variety have published a list of directors that they believe to be in contention for the gig. Here they are:
- Jose Padilha
- Doug Liman
- Antoine Fuqua
- Mark Romanek
- Justin Lin
- Gavin O’Connor
- James Mangold
- Gary Shore
If you don’t know that I’d favour Mark Romanek out of that list, then you haven’t been paying attention. Mangold’s certainlycapable too, and Padilha, who is currently working on the Robocop reboot, would be a fascinating choice.
Meanwhile, Gary Shore is probably the least well known name in the set. He is, however, the only one to have gone so far to make an actual trailer for the film.