Wolverine director job for Darren Aronofsky?

August 31st, 2010

Darren Aronofsky is being lined up to direct 'X-Men: Wolverine 2'.

The 'Wrestler' director is apparently being considered by bosses at 20th Century Fox, who can't decide between him and 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' filmmaker David Slade.

The movie - which with see Hugh Jackman reprise his role as the title character in the superhero action movie based on Marvel Comic characters - is due to start being made early next year.

While bosses decide who will oversee the project, Hugh is said to have been meeting with both prospective directors.

Deadline reports: "Slade, who just directed the summer hit 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse', met over the weekend with Hugh Jackman on location where he is shooting 'Real Steel' for DreamWorks. Aronofsky has also been talking with Jackman, and they have a good relationship that dates back to 'The Fountain', when Jackman stepped in after Brad Pitt dropped out. Jackman holds a lot of clout in the decision."

'The Time Traveler's Wife' director Robert Schwentke had been in the running for the position, but dropped out earlier this month.