Tony Scott & Matt Reeves Final Contendors To Direct Wolverine Origin Sequel?
Has FOX found potential directors for the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine in Tony Scott and Matt Reeves? According the The Playlist they have. Make the jump for details.
Coming from "very" reliable source of The Playlist, apparently FOX has quietly been searching for a director for their followup to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. And while Matthew Vaugh's X-Men: First Class is in the casting stage, several directors who were considered to direct that, have talked to the studio about the gig.
The Playlist says..."Kathryn Bigelow, Timur Bekmambetov, and Daniel Espinosa have talked to FOX about directing WOLVERINE 2, but apparently Fox has narrowed it down to two choices: Matt Reeves and Tony Scott.
Matt Reeves directed Cloverfield 2008 & the upcoming Let Me In, so hes familiar with action and visual effects, which will obviously come to play in a "Wolverine" film. Plus Reeves would probably be the less expensive choice.
And as for Tony Scott, hes had his share of action films, directing "Deja Vu" & "Man On Fire". And while Scott would probably be a bit pricier to bring aboard, The Playlist points out that there is no doubt he would bring his energetic style & make explosions look good.
Regarding the story to the sequel, it was said that the script is very different "based on a story cycle by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont. And Wolverine’s adventures in martial arts will be a love story featuring a Japanese actress."
The sequel was tentatively scheduled earlier this year for a January 2011 start, but rumors have been knocking around that the production start will be pushed back.
Anyhow, if true, who would you rather have; Matt Reeves or Tony Scott presumably directing Hugh Jackman's return as Wolverine?