The Wolverine director, producer, and star negotiating sequel. The Wolverine (2013) director James Mangold and X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner are set to collaborate on a third stand-alone Wolverine film. While Mangold is reportedly set to write a treatment for the project, its storyline is being kept under wraps. Hugh Jackman (whose contract with Twentieth Century Fox effectively ends after X-Men: Days of Future Past) is open to playing the iconic role for an eighth time, but it may take more than negotiating a new contract.
Hugh Jackman on sequel prospects:
“I don’t want to dive into another one until we have a compelling reason to do another one,” says Jackman. “I love the character, he’s kind of like a best friend to me, and I don’t ever want to take [him] or the fans for granted. … I think we’ve got a great opportunity to make something really cool, but it has to be great. That’s what we’re all working toward.”
Despite being dismissed as a modest domestic hit (grossing $132 million), The Wolverine‘s overseas earnings ($280 million) was enough to make it the second highest grossing film (internationally) of the franchise. The Wolverine arrives on DVD / Blu-ray December 3, 2013. X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled for a May 23 2014 release.
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