The Wolverine 2 will shoot after X-Men: Apocalypse

James Mangold reveals future plans

James Mangold has confirmed that The Wolverine 2 will shoot after Bryan Singer has finished filming on X-Men: Apocalypse, which should see the sequel arrive sometime in either 2017 or 2018.

X-Men: Apocalypse is currently scheduled to open on 27 May 2016, so we’d suggest a 2018 release date would be most realistic for Wolvie’s next solo outing.

That would see Hugh Jackman into his fifties, although given the actor’s seemingly evergreen appearance, that shouldn’t unduly damage his portrayal of the ageless mutant.

As for X-Men: Apocalypse, we recently learned that the film will be set in the ‘80s, as revealed exclusively to this magazine by Singer himself.

It certainly sounds as though the wider world of the X-Men franchise is in particularly rude health, with X-Men: Days Of Future Past set to kick things off on 22 May 2014.

What would you like to see from the sequel? Tell us, below!


    • marvelboy

      Mar 17th 2014, 12:21

      what ever happened to the announced X-Force film, surely Apocalypse will tie nicely in to that spin off ...? also does this mean Jackman will be in apocalypse because if he wasn't then the filming of Apocalypse should not effect the filming of Wolverine The Squeal

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 17th 2014, 12:40

      Yeah I'd like FOX to address whether Jackman is going to be a part of Apocalypse or not. BTW what's this obsession with Hugh's age? Wolverine has never been a youthful character. As long as Jackman has the passion and desire to keep in shape then let him continue playing the role.

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    • endofdays2

      Mar 17th 2014, 15:27

      It's only affected by having 2 similar films from the same studio so Fox will schedule in Wolvie 3 to avoid any conflict with AOA. Doesn't necessarily mean he will appear in AOA as Singer has said it will be the First Class guys doing that but personally I just want a modern day X-Men to atone for The Last Stand and to give Cyclops, Storm and Rogue a chance to shine.

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 17th 2014, 19:24

      My hope and prayer is by the end of DOFP they somehow manage to merge and combine the two sets of X-Men into a modern day setting.

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