class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-38433″ title=”Wolverine” src=”” alt=”” width=”259″ height=”194″ />According to Vulture, the sequel to 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine is set to be directed by one of two people.

Their sources report that Twilight: Eclipse’s David Slade and Robert Schwentke (The Time-Traveler’s Wife) are currently vying for Fox’s Wolverine 2, with an insider insisting “It’s going to be Slade.”

While the final decision will invariably be made by Hugh Jackman after he has met with both parties next week, Slade is an alluring choice. Eclipse was by far the best Twilight film to date; at times both thrilling and undeniably funny. His approach also went some way to developing the three leads, and after the cameo-heavy X-Men Origins, Wolverine the sequel could do with increased focus on character.

The sequel, which will be set in Japan as suggested by the previous movie’s end of credits scene, will follow Marvel comic’s continuity with the introduction of a new love interest for Jackman’s Wolverine. The plot, which was last drafted by Christopher McQuarrie (X-Men) in January, will see our titular hero do battle with the young woman’s father and samurai sw0rd-wielding brothers.