Hugh Jackman and James Mangold sizing up a Wolverine sequel

Fox in talks with star and director

Hugh Jackman might be approaching his seventh big-screen outing (counting that cameo) as Wolverine in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, but it looks as though he won't be hanging his claws up for a while to come.

That's because Deadline is reporting that Fox has opened talks with James Mangold over a potential sequel to The Wolverine, with Jackman set to star in the title role once more.

Having performed very strongly outside of the US, the first film has brought in $413 million worldwide, making it the second highest grossing X-film of all time.

Mangold is currently thrashing out a deal with studio execs, and will write a first treatment, while long-term franchise caretaker Lauren Shuler Donner will come on board to produce.

We're all for another go-around with Wolvie, although hopefully the arrival of a sequel won't be quite such a tortuous process as the one involved in bringing the first film to the big screen...

Are you keen on the idea of a sequel? Tell us, below!

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    • iamloki0492

      Nov 5th 2013, 16:01

      yes please

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 5th 2013, 16:19

      I don't understand why they can't make a decent Wolverine movie.

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 5th 2013, 17:12

      Good to hear. The Wolverine was very enjoyable.

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    • chibik

      Nov 5th 2013, 21:08

      Origins was a disappointment but The Wolverine was fine. I personally feel people are overly critical of it. More like this, please!

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    • Indianabones

      Nov 5th 2013, 22:55

      I would just like to see an 18/R rated Wolverine! sometimes it feels its just to family friendly

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    • crystakura

      Nov 6th 2013, 10:44

      Please stop destroying a great character with mediocre films.

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    • marvelboy

      Nov 6th 2013, 12:36

      I want Savage Wolverine or Wolverine and the X-men - the 1st would be the rated 18 we've all be wanting and the later would be a squeal to what ever happens in DOTP

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