David Slade and Darren Aronofsky fight for the honor of directing Wolverine 2Meredith Woerner8/31/10 10:00amFiled to: Wolverine 2MoviesmutantswolverineX-menComic BooksSuperheroesDavid Sladedarren aronofskyX-Men Origins: Wolverine 296EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Two incredible names are getting passed around for the director's chair on X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2. Horror mastermind David Slade and weird auteur Darren Aronofsky. Honestly, either one would be a great choice. Advertisement Deadline is reporting that director Robert Schwentke, who was originally in the running for director along with David Slade, is out. And Aronofsky is in. We'd love to see Aronofsky direct a comic book film. He might even be able to salvage the Wolverine series after the cartoon-clawed FX that dominated the last Wolverine film.According to rumor, Slade is the studio favorite. But Hugh Jackman, who has a lot of pull, has good ties with Aronofsky after filming The Fountain. Still right now, Slade has the numbers with his stellar box office performance on New Moon.