James Mangold & Hugh Jackman Preparing Another 'Wolverine' Movie
by Ethan Anderton
November 5, 2013
Over the weekend, highlighted a commercial for the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts (in stores today) that was directed by James Mangold, fresh of his turn behind the camera with the X-Men spin-off The Wolverine. Now Deadline reports the director is already getting back together with Hugh Jackman to get another film following the adamantium-clad mutant on his own, but it's still early in development. Apparently, Mangold is making a deal to write a treatment at the moment (the story is under lock and key, obviously), and the X-Men franchise shepherd Lauren Shuler Donner is already on board to produce.
This summer, The Wolverine turned out to be a solid blockbuster, pulling in over $413 million worldwide, and improved vastly on the disaster that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While the continuation of Wolverine's story wasn't perfect and had some fairly flat story moments, it certainly wasn't terrible. Plus, the credits tease for X-Men: Days of Future Past was incredible. The question is whether this story will take place immediately after The Wolverine or if the events of next year's X-Men franchise mash-up will affect where the character journeys next. Thoughts?