Wolverine and Expendables Sequels Find Directors

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After Darren Aronofsky exited his ambitious X-Men sequel The Wolverine, Fox cast a wide net trying to find another auteur director — or at least a high-level action helmer — to replace him on the Hugh Jackman movie. They've finally settled on director James Mangold, who made Knight and Day and Walk the Line for the studio. (Meanwhile, Aronofsky has moved on from comic-book panels to the gilded pages of the Bible.) The Expendables sequel got a director yesterday, too: Simon West, best known for his work on Con Air and Tomb Raider. Merry explosions to them both! [Deadline, Deadline]