'Wolverine in Japan'Even if you're not a Twi-hard, you probably heard that the latest installment, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, was a step up, and many people credit director David Slade with the improvement. Cinematical's Eric D. Snider, for example, described him as "a good fit for the material," noting his past work on the unsettling Hard Candy and "energetically creepy vampire flick" 30 Days of Night. Could Slade work his magic next on an ailing superhero?

We're talking about the beloved and hairy Wolverine, of course. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the first solo outing with the character, did not fare well with critics, but it made $373 million at the box office worldwide, so a sequel is moving forward. The process of choosing a director has narrowed down to two men, Slade and Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveler's Wife). New York Magazine's Vulture blog says that Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, will make the pick, though they report: "A well-placed source inside the production insists: 'It's going to be Slade.'"
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