'The Wrestler' director Darren Aronofsky is reportedly being considered for the new 'X-Men: Wolverine 2' movie.
The 'Wrestler' director is apparently being considered by bosses at 20th Century Fox, who can't decide between him and 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' filmmaker David Slade.
The movie - which with see Hugh Jackman reprise his role as the title character in the superhero action movie based on Marvel Comic characters - is due to start being made early next year.
While bosses decide who will oversee the project, Hugh is said to have been meeting with both prospective directors.
Deadline reports: "Slade, who just directed the summer hit 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse', met over the weekend with Hugh Jackman on location where he is shooting 'Real Steel' for Dreamworks. Aronofsky has also been talking with Jackman, and they have a good relationship that dates back to 'The Fountain', when Jackman stepped in after Brad Pitt dropped out. Jackman holds a lot of clout in the decision."
'The Time Traveler's Wife' director Robert Schwentke had been in the running for the position, but dropped out earlier this month.