Gavin Hood Not Attached to Direct Wolverine 2, For Now
Even though X-Men Origins: Wolverine had a less than stellar reception from both critics and fans alike (36% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes), the movie still made a lot of money and resulted in the greenlighting of another installment following the adamantium-clad mutant. The guys over at Latino Review had some time to catch up with director Gavin Hood at a special event on the Fox lot promoting the Blu-Ray/DVD release of Wolverine, which hits stores on September 15th, and Hood provided them with some new information regarding his potential return to the director's chair for another round with Hugh Jackman and Wolverine.
Long story short, Hood says, "Right now I'm not attached." Uncertainty definitely comes from the studio as Hood points out: "The studio is obviously very cautious. They want to see how Wolverine does on DVD." But it looks like Gavin has something else up his sleeve that might take precedent over a sequel. "I'm hoping to be shooting something next year and I don't think that Wolverine will be ready for next year." But Hood isn't ruling out the possibility. "Let them develop the script, let's see what the script looks like, let's see how the studio feels about the script, how Hugh [Jackman] feels about it and then we'll take it from there."
I think that's the best idea, especially since the first one left something to be desired. Weak special effects, and some blurring of Marvel mythology, crippled the first film for me (though I did love me some Gambit; when will we ever see his spin-off?). How do you feel about another Wolverine helmed by Hood?