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The 'Wrestler' helmer has just been added on the short list after 'The Time Traveler's Wife' director Robert Schwentke opted out of the competition.
Beside Slade, the man behind 'The Time Traveler's Wife' Robert Schwentke is also said as the frontrunner to direct the 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' sequel.
The depicter of the villain in the first film reveals that he has had a conversation with lead actor Hugh Jackman about fitting Sabretooth into the sequel, but is still not sure about his return.
The script is finished and reportedly combines Wolverine's adventures in martial arts and a love story, but no name has been attached to direct this follow-up to 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'.
'We shoot that probably in a year, year-and-a-half,' Hugh Jackman says at the backstage of the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards.
Addressing the question over his future involvement to the sequel of 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine', the director stated, 'I don't even know if I would be involved.'
Academy Award-winning writer Christopher McQuarrie has come aboard the sequel of 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' to pen its screenplay.
'Japan is where we're heading, [and] we're starting to work on it now. We're in ... the first steps of developing that story,' Hugh Jackman fesses up on how far along 'Wolverine 2' is.
'I'm over 40 now, and do I really want to go through the physical stuff that it took to pull that off again? I'm not so sure,' the 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' actor sounds off his hesitation.