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'The Wolverine' director James Mangold in talks for sequel

Hugh Jackman stars as Logan/Wolverine in "The Wolverine."

Story highlights

  • Get ready for another Wolverine standalone movie
  • "The Wolverine" director James Mangold is in talks
  • "The Wolverine" was a modest blockbuster in the U.S. this summer

Twentieth Century Fox is moving ahead with another Wolverine standalone movie.

"The Wolverine" director James Mangold is in talks with the studio to write a treatment and longtime X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner will collaborate again, as Deadline reported. The storyline is being kept under wraps for now, and Hugh Jackman is waiting to see a script before he commits to another go as the shredded mutant.

Jackman's Wolverine will play a major role in next May's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," bridging the original X-Men franchise with the younger First Class crew. But that movie also completes his contract to play Wolverine, a role he's been associated with for more than a decade. He's not currently obligated to another Wolverine movie and would likely negotiate a healthy raise for a new adventure.

"The Wolverine" was a modest blockbuster in the U.S. this summer, but it earned more than twice as much abroad and grossed more than $413 million altogether.

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See the original story at EW.com.