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Wolverine 2: Top 8 Director List and "VS. The Hand" Trailer

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Thu, 05/26/2011 - 01:11

picWith Darren Aronofsky having left "The Wolverine," or "Wolverine 2," Fox has stated they are actively looking for a replacement to the film that stars Hugh Jackman.

Now, Variety reports the following 8 names are up to helm:

• Jose Padilha (known for documentaries, "Elite Squad" and working on "Robocop" reboot)

• Doug Liman ("Bourne Identity")

• Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day")

• Mark Romanek ("Locke & Key," known for music videos)

• Justin Lin ("Fast and the Furious")

• Gavin O’Connor ("Warrior")

• James Mangold ("Walk The Line")

• Gary Shore ("The Cup Of Tears")

The last name on the list, Gary Shore, even has gone so far to create his own "trailer" (below) which is dubbed "Wolverine Vs. The Hand." Viewing the trailer, Shore includes at the end: "X-Men: Origins: Wolverine 2."

Interestingly enough, Shore put this together about 3 months ago - a month previous to when news first hit that Aronofsky was bailing.

Thanks to Bleeding Cool for another cool find.