Fanboys shed a tear when Darren Aronofsky dropped out of directing The Wolverine earlier this year. That then put out lots of speculation about who could step in to direct, and even if the movie would still happen. Hugh Jackman wanted this to move forward so the hunt was on to find someone. It appears that they may have found that person.
Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox and Hugh Jackman have chosen director James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma) to take on The Wolverine. If negotiations go well, then expect production to start later this year with a 2012 release date.
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