After Darren Aronofsky (sadly) pulled out of directing the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Marvel and Fox have been on the hunt for a replacement and it would seem they have finally tracked down their man for the job. Step forward James Mangold, the director of some very decent films including Walk the Line, Identity, Copland, 3:10 to Yuma, Girl Interrupted and most recently Kight and Day.
According to Deadline, the new movie will be based almost solely in Japan and will follow an 80’s comic strip where Logan faces a deadly ninja clan. Sounds promising? Well, anything will better than the last Wolverine movie thats for sure. With Hugh Jackman returning, filming is set to begin this Autumn which should hopefully mean a Summer 2012 release.
By Matt Wavish