When the list of potential Wolverine directors surfaced, I had a very strong feeling Hugh Jackman would favor an old colleague.    And he did. According to Deadline, Fox has offered The Wolverine to James Mangold.

Mangold isn’t the most exciting choice, but I’d have to argue that it’s a solid one.   3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line and Copland are all pretty damn good.  It’s his rom-com stuff that trips him up.

Jackman and Mangold clearly got along well together,  something that’s evident from Jackman genuinely appearing to have fun in Kate and Leopold.   It’s certainly not the worst choice, and if it’s 3:10 in Japan, I could be pretty damn happy with it.

God, I’m setting myself up for heartbreak again, aren’t I…