According to Deadline, Twentieth Century Fox is in negotiations with director James Mangold to return to the franchise and bring us a new installment of The Wolverine.
Should this come into play, it will involve Hugh Jackman returning to his claw-wielding, hot tempered role of Logan/Wolverine. As I’m sure you already know, Jackman just recently wrapped up work on the next X-Men film entitled X-Men: Days of Future Past, where Wolverine is sent back in time in order to find Professor Xavier’s younger self and convince him to believe once again.
According to Deadline, Mangold is in the process of making a deal to write the treatment for the film. Lauren Shuler Donner, the woman who has producer essentially the entire X-Men franchise, will be brought on to produce.
There are no details available as far as the storyline is concerned. Everything is being kept under really tight wraps.
The Wolverine was the second highest grossing of all the films in the X-Men franchise. The Wolverine did over $413.5 million worldwide, with $132.3 million in domestic and $281 million in foreign box offices.
So far, the highest grossing film in the X-Men franchise is X-Men: The Last Stand, which grossed $459.3 million worldwide, with $234.3 million domestically and $224.9 in the foreign box offices.
Providing that X-Men: Days of Future Past lives up to expectations, which we all know it is going to, it would set the stage for a large boom in the value of the franchise, opening the door for a large release for another Wolverine property.