'The Wolverine' director James Mangold in talks for sequel

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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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