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?
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
I still have faith in the guy.Hopefully he will give the fans what they want this time.
Fisherr on Sep 11, 2009
A child could direct a great Wolverine movie if he followed the comic books and didn't get buck wild with a retarded narrative. Make the movie rated R and follow nearly any Wolverine comic and you have yourself a winner. Or make it PG-13 have gambit fly around like a helicopter with his stick, and have rappers who can't act play characters no one has heard nor care about and have your movie get a 36 rating on RT.
D on Sep 11, 2009
Jesus, the first movie was so unbelievably bad. I want this guy to stay as far away from the sequel as possible. Better yet, just don't make the damn movie. As #2 said, the comics are fantastic, I can't believe how badly they fucked it up.
James on Sep 11, 2009
I dont care about Wolverine! D: I want Wade Wilson/Deadpool!! lol
Jordan on Sep 11, 2009
For a minute there I thought that was Matt Damon on the right!
TediusTed on Sep 11, 2009
The script and cgi was more of an issue than the directing.
Cat on Sep 11, 2009
Wolverine sucked big time, and so did X-Men The Last Stand. It really does not matter who they get to direct the sequal at this stage because Fox really suck at making Marvel films. Hood should take some responcibilty for the final film but most of the blame lies with the producers (and that goes for Hugh Jackman too) and the studio. Until Marvel regain the rights for all these wonderful characters, the only good Marvel films will be the ones being made by Marvel Studios.
last Son on Sep 11, 2009
I thought "Wolverine" was a cool flick. Definitely getting it on Blu-Ray. As for Gavin Hood, he just sampled the source material, unfortunately! I think he's overdue to give us an epic "Wolverine" flick! I have faith; I believe. The key is in the script, please guys--stick to the source material! 🙂 ***I also thought that "X-Men 3" rocked--cause it featured Wolverine and Co kickin' ass!
Spider on Sep 12, 2009
The problem with Gavin is that he wasn't in a position to make the movie he wanted to make. This was a huge studio project that everyone had their greasy hands in. It was doomed from the very moment they began to write the script. Fox took a chance on Gavin, giving a relatively unknown director the keys to a huge franchise. But just like when your father lets you borrow his car for the night, it didn't come without rules and restrictions, do and do nots... Even though he had the keys this wasn't his movie. Solution: get someone with a big enough profile, someone the studio has enough confidence in that they will bug off and let him take charge. No more puppet directors. What is Bryan Singer up to?
germs on Sep 12, 2009
Don't think it's hood's fault. Only an idiot blames an entire movie on a director or any one person for that matter. Was the movie bad? Oh yeah...horribly cheesy but so far beyond a mindless action flick. If you never read the comics sure, but if you're somewhat a fan, ugh. It was a bit stomach churning. Still, not Hood's fault.
Tra la la la la di da on Sep 12, 2009
The cgi and the script were the big problem. And of course the production company. I still love though Jackman's Wolverine. He's always a delight, the way he plays this character, even in X-men Origins: Wolverine. I hope the next flick will be better and more loyal to the comics. Anyway, I still plan to spend 10 bucks to watch it on silver screen.
:P on Sep 12, 2009
#3 Think back to when Alex posted a last year and early this year the troubles that this director had with the studio. Gavin did not seem to have any more real say in the direction of the movie and like #9 said it is the studio's fault
gabe the Accuser on Sep 13, 2009
first wolvie movie sucked ass! to do one these movies correctly means it's not as successful financially for the studios, no matter who's involved. so fuck it, let them fuck up another one. i'll just download it anyway, like i did the first one.
wolviefan on Sep 14, 2009
In X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 X-Men Origins: Magneto X-Men Origins: Deadpool X-Men First Class X-4 and X-5 The X-Men should wear the exact same costumes as the ones that they wore in the comics.
Peter Glass on Dec 27, 2009
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