Who let this happen??!!
I genuinely believed The Wolverine would be the end…apparently not.
Excuse me while I mentally prepare myself for spontaneous death the moment this movie is released.
Sources confirm to E! that the Hugh Jackman will once again reprise his signature role as the Marvel superhero for a sequel to this summer’s blockbuster hit The Wolverine (Honestly, did I watch a totally different movie than everyone else?). That movie’s director James Mangold is also in talks with 20th Century Fox to take the reigns again as well as write a treatment for the follow up, which Lauren Shuler Donner is producing.
The storyline is being kept under wraps for now, but word of another installment is a no-brainer considering The Wolverine is now the second-highest grossing X-Men film of all time, raking in $413 million worldwide.
This film will mark the eighth time the 45-year-old Jackman is sinking his claws into the part that launched him to super stardom. Wolverine’s next adventure, X-Men: Days of Future Past, in which he goes back in time to help save his fellow mutants, doesn’t even hit theaters until May 23, 2014.
But as the actor told E! News last week while attending the Angel Ball benefit in New York City, playing the hero on the big-screen all these years continues to be an honor he holds dearly. “He’s like a best friend, Wolverine. He was the beginning of my career here in America and he’s still there,” Jackman said. “It’s been 14 years and I can’t believe it. I love the character. I love playing him and I’m probably loving him more than ever.”
- Hugh Jackman Returning for Another Wolverine Sequel (eonline.com)
- Hugh Jackman Making New WOLVERINE Movie with James Mangold! (geektyrant.com)
- James Mangold and Hugh Jackman Planning to Make another WOLVERINE Spin-Off (collider.com)
- ‘Wolverine’ Sequel in Works, With James Mangold in Talks to Write Treatment (thewrap.com)