Mangold to direct 'The Wolverine'

I was pretty devastated when I heard Darren Aronofsky had left The Wolverine as director. Then again, it was always too good to be true, so I don't know why I got my hopes up. Just like that tease that he would/will make a Robocop film. *sigh* Stop toying with my emotions, Darren! Well, a lot of names have been thrown around as a potential replacement - some good (Duncan Jones) and some bad (Justin Lin).  

According to Deadline, the replacement has been chosen, and it is good news - James Mangold will be taking over the project. Mangold is capable of nailing just about any genre. He can do gritty (Copland, 3:10 to Yuma), soft (Kate and Leopold, Knight & Day) and everything in-between (Girl, Interrupted, Walk the Line).  

I am a fan of Mangold's work, and while he may not be the ideal choice for The Wolverine, I know he will do a fine job. Comic book movies seem to turn out well in the hands of directors who do not usually make that type of film (just look what Nolan has accomplished).

What do you think of this news? Are you looking forward to a proper Wolverine film to make us forget that Origins abortion ever existed?

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