James Mangold in Talks to Direct Wolverine 3

Hugh Jackman, James Mangold and Tao Okamoto on the set of The Wolverine (2013) Movie Image

James Mangold (left) directing and stuff.

You know what I liked best about James Mangold’s “The Wolverine”? That it wasn’t some annoying “this is the first of a new trilogy!” sell. It was a stand-alone movie, pure and simple, and I think it worked as that.

$413 worldwide box office later, and Wolverine is looking pretty sharp. So sharp, in fact, that Hugh Jackman as Wolverine is essentially the de facto star of Bryan Singer’s upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past (see the trailer if you disagree) and now he’s got a third solo film outing on the horizon — with director James Mangold in talks to return behind the camera.

Besides directing, Mangold is also expected to deliver a treatment for the next installment.

Hugh Jackman, of course, will return as Logan aka the mutant with the healing factor. It’s a good idea to knock the Wolverine standalone movies out now, because let’s face it, Jackman is getting up there in years. That’s going to be a tad difficult to explain when Wolverine isn’t supposed to age. Pretty soon, the dreaded “R” world is going to be tossed around. Hollywood magic can only do so much, ya know?

The Twentieth Century Fox comic book movie “The Wolverine” took place before Singer’s “Days of Future Past”, and took Wolverine to Japan by adapting the Frank Miller comic book limited series starring the hairy canucklehead.

The Wolverine (2013) Movie Teaser Poster

Via : Deadline