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Director James Mangold and Hugh Jackman are in negotiations for a sequel to The Wolverine!

Nov. 5, 2013by: Paul Shirey

Looks like it's Wolverine news hour today!

Deadline is reporting that director James Mangold is currently in negotiations to direct a sequel to this year's THE WOLVERINE with star Hugh Jackman strapping on the claws for another turn as the famed character. Currently, "Mangold is making a deal to write the treatment, with X-Men franchise matriarch Lauren Shuler Donner producing. The storyline is being kept under tight wraps."

With a $120 million budget, THE WOLVERINE has made $413 million worldwide, with $132 million domestic and $280 million in international revenue. Although some considered it to be a lower earner stateside, the bottom line is that U.S. box office is hardly the deciding factor on sequels anymore. With the character's popularity expected to be punctuated even more with next year's X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, it seems like a smart move to continue his onscreen journey, especially if Jackman is game for it.

Personally, I thought THE WOLVERINE was a great 3/4 of a movie with the final act crumbling into a slash-em-up that didn't match the tone or pace of the rest of the film. That said, it was still an enjoyable flick with Jackman's charisma for playing ol' Logan being the chief selling point. If Mangold and Jackman are happy enough to continue the franchise, I certainly can't complain.

More as this develops.

Extra Tidbit: Would you rather see someone else in the director's chair for a sequel to The Wolverine or is Mangold a solid choice?
Source: Deadline

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12:14AM on 11/08/2013
Wait. Does that mean that Hugh Jackman is going to be in X-Force? And how will the next Wolverine be a sequel to The Wolverine when DOFP is going to erase that timeline?

The only way I see a sequel to The Wolverine is if it is set after The Wolverine but before DOFP.
Wait. Does that mean that Hugh Jackman is going to be in X-Force? And how will the next Wolverine be a sequel to The Wolverine when DOFP is going to erase that timeline?

The only way I see a sequel to The Wolverine is if it is set after The Wolverine but before DOFP.
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1:25AM on 11/06/2013

climax could of been better

and make him put on the damn costume already!!!!
and make him put on the damn costume already!!!!
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3:50AM on 11/06/2013
That's what she said. *ba dum tsss*
That's what she said. *ba dum tsss*
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1:20AM on 11/06/2013
I should hope they make a sequel to The Wolverine. Otherwise that post-credits scene would go to waste.
I should hope they make a sequel to The Wolverine. Otherwise that post-credits scene would go to waste.
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11:57PM on 11/05/2013
Hmmm I'm for it. But I don't know if it has to be a strate up sequel. I really enjoyed the wolverine. I'd prefer another stand alone kind of film than an actual sequel. I wouldn't want him going back to japan. What are some of the better wolvie solo runs? The only one I can even think of is enemy of the state....
Hmmm I'm for it. But I don't know if it has to be a strate up sequel. I really enjoyed the wolverine. I'd prefer another stand alone kind of film than an actual sequel. I wouldn't want him going back to japan. What are some of the better wolvie solo runs? The only one I can even think of is enemy of the state....
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9:22PM on 11/05/2013

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6:36PM on 11/05/2013
The Wolverine didn't blow me away, but it still entertained. My only complaint is they didn't use Queen's "Who wants to live forever" in the movie, when it would have been a perfect fit! (Yes, that is a joke).
I'd be up for a sequel if they have a good story. I normally prefer him as part of the X-Men though, not in a solo story.
The Wolverine didn't blow me away, but it still entertained. My only complaint is they didn't use Queen's "Who wants to live forever" in the movie, when it would have been a perfect fit! (Yes, that is a joke).
I'd be up for a sequel if they have a good story. I normally prefer him as part of the X-Men though, not in a solo story.
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6:07PM on 11/05/2013
Hopefully they'll have him wear that un-used wolverine costume we saw pictures of not too long ago. Even if its for one scene, I think us comic fans deserve to see the wolverine costume on the big screen at least once.
Hopefully they'll have him wear that un-used wolverine costume we saw pictures of not too long ago. Even if its for one scene, I think us comic fans deserve to see the wolverine costume on the big screen at least once.
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5:36PM on 11/05/2013
The Wolverine was the best comic-book movie of the year. It was better than Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Thor 2 (I just saw it), and Kick-Ass 2. I'm really looking forward to Mangold and Jackman teaming up again, I think they can make another great film together.
The Wolverine was the best comic-book movie of the year. It was better than Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Thor 2 (I just saw it), and Kick-Ass 2. I'm really looking forward to Mangold and Jackman teaming up again, I think they can make another great film together.
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5:16PM on 11/05/2013
I'm shocked that they are thinking of bringing the same director back, that so not like Fox. I'm game, it seems the X-Films have started to go uphill. Keeping as much of the same crew for the next one is a smart idea. Once again so not like Fox.
I'm shocked that they are thinking of bringing the same director back, that so not like Fox. I'm game, it seems the X-Films have started to go uphill. Keeping as much of the same crew for the next one is a smart idea. Once again so not like Fox.
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4:38PM on 11/05/2013
The last solo movie was great, so I'm down for another one...especially if Mangold is back.
The last solo movie was great, so I'm down for another one...especially if Mangold is back.
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4:27PM on 11/05/2013

Boing!

That is all...no seriously. I'm more psyched for DOFP and where Logan will go after that. Some people complain that he is the central figure of this franchise, but isn't Tony Stark the same on the other side. I'm a fan of it all and still hold out hope for an appearance in an Avengers, vs. Hulk or a Civil War. And I'm probably one of the few who thinks Hugh can still play the characters for a number of years. Stallone is in his 60s for chrissakes and he's still jacked (no pun intended). And ill
That is all...no seriously. I'm more psyched for DOFP and where Logan will go after that. Some people complain that he is the central figure of this franchise, but isn't Tony Stark the same on the other side. I'm a fan of it all and still hold out hope for an appearance in an Avengers, vs. Hulk or a Civil War. And I'm probably one of the few who thinks Hugh can still play the characters for a number of years. Stallone is in his 60s for chrissakes and he's still jacked (no pun intended). And ill take it a step further and say a majority of Hollywood are on GH, PEDs, anti-aging, etc. These guys get paid millions to play the part soooo....sorry for the rant. But I've said it before on here, Jackman is to Wolverine as Connery was to Bond.
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4:21PM on 11/05/2013
So is he gonna cry over Jean again?
So is he gonna cry over Jean again?
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3:45PM on 11/05/2013

Yeah

The Wolverine is one of my favorite comic book movies. They need to do it, and like DjG said, bring in The Hulk.
The Wolverine is one of my favorite comic book movies. They need to do it, and like DjG said, bring in The Hulk.
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2:27PM on 11/05/2013
Someone f-ing contact Mark Ruffalo. We need this!
Someone f-ing contact Mark Ruffalo. We need this!
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2:27PM on 11/05/2013

I like it

Good news
Good news
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2:01PM on 11/05/2013
I loved the Wolverine and do agree about the third act being a bit out of place. Despite that, it was my favorite hero film of the year so far. Glad to see Mangold on board.
I loved the Wolverine and do agree about the third act being a bit out of place. Despite that, it was my favorite hero film of the year so far. Glad to see Mangold on board.
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1:37PM on 11/05/2013

Enjoyed Wolverine quite abit

Would look forward to seeing them team up again for another flick although Wolvie might be tettering on overexposure soon (since he'll probably in X-Force as well).
Would look forward to seeing them team up again for another flick although Wolvie might be tettering on overexposure soon (since he'll probably in X-Force as well).
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12:53PM on 11/05/2013
I want the true origins story film done with a new but a veteran action director on board...and also rated R ..
I want the true origins story film done with a new but a veteran action director on board...and also rated R ..
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12:28PM on 11/05/2013
I thought the film was only so-so, but I say give it another shot.
I thought the film was only so-so, but I say give it another shot.
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1:01PM on 11/05/2013
me too..but better than Origins film
me too..but better than Origins film
12:25PM on 11/05/2013

F*ck Yes!

I really enjoyed The Wolverine and would love for Mangold to helm the next one. I know some people whine about it being dry and slow, but these are the same people who whine about other movies being too colorful and commercial. So yeah, f*ck the naysayers. It'd be a dream come true if 20 years from now Jackman is still slashing opponents with those claws as Old Man Logan.
I really enjoyed The Wolverine and would love for Mangold to helm the next one. I know some people whine about it being dry and slow, but these are the same people who whine about other movies being too colorful and commercial. So yeah, f*ck the naysayers. It'd be a dream come true if 20 years from now Jackman is still slashing opponents with those claws as Old Man Logan.
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12:15PM on 11/05/2013

One Gripe

My most enjoyable surprise of the summer, and I cannot wait for the director's cut to come out in December. Definitely looking forward to Mangold continuing at the helm (very underrated director).

My one gripe - which is more of a gripe with Hollywood film in general - is the forced and unnecessary romantic element. The relationship between Logan and Mariko was the only part that I really had a problem with; it went from being a protective almost older brother-like relationship to a
My most enjoyable surprise of the summer, and I cannot wait for the director's cut to come out in December. Definitely looking forward to Mangold continuing at the helm (very underrated director).

My one gripe - which is more of a gripe with Hollywood film in general - is the forced and unnecessary romantic element. The relationship between Logan and Mariko was the only part that I really had a problem with; it went from being a protective almost older brother-like relationship to a romantic one seemingly on a dime, and it didn't fit in with Logan's character arc. For someone still haunted by guilt and the death of the woman he loved - who he still loves and dreams about constantly - the forced romance between Logan and Mariko felt absolutely unnecessary, and detracted from the film overall. I think it would've been much stronger- and the bond between the two characters more meaningful- had they not shoehorned that aspect in.
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5:01PM on 11/05/2013
Interesting because in the comic book the romance is an even bigger element. Wolverine goes to Japan because of Mariko in the first place and they've already had a relationship. She is married which creates a love triangle and then Wolverine starts seeing Yukio which creates a love square and there's drama with Mariko's dad and then a wedding that gets canceled... Hollywood kind of toned down the drama quite a bit...
Interesting because in the comic book the romance is an even bigger element. Wolverine goes to Japan because of Mariko in the first place and they've already had a relationship. She is married which creates a love triangle and then Wolverine starts seeing Yukio which creates a love square and there's drama with Mariko's dad and then a wedding that gets canceled... Hollywood kind of toned down the drama quite a bit...
6:45PM on 11/05/2013
@dseal22

I have yet to read the comic (shame on me, I know), so I didn't know that the Logan-Mariko relationship played a large role. Since they cut back on the romance drastically in the first place, they probably should have cut it out completely. Or, if they wanted to keep it in, cut out Logan's inner turmoil and longing for Jean Grey (which I am sure was added in to keep alive Logan's narrative thread from the past films)... although I did find that it added a lot of depth to Wolverine.
@dseal22

I have yet to read the comic (shame on me, I know), so I didn't know that the Logan-Mariko relationship played a large role. Since they cut back on the romance drastically in the first place, they probably should have cut it out completely. Or, if they wanted to keep it in, cut out Logan's inner turmoil and longing for Jean Grey (which I am sure was added in to keep alive Logan's narrative thread from the past films)... although I did find that it added a lot of depth to Wolverine.

Maybe the director's cut with flesh out their relationship so that it doesn't feel so abrupt!
7:19PM on 11/05/2013
Very fair points all around! Give the comic a read. It's very different from the movie in several ways that are odd and that make sense. Yeah, Jean Grey was dead in the comic too but Wolverine didn't really focus on her at all real (and Cyclops attended the wedding I mentioned with a lookalike of her! It's weird...) instead he was just all torn apart from Mariko. Give it a read and see what you think compared to the movie. You'll see why it's difficult for me to see what they could've done
Very fair points all around! Give the comic a read. It's very different from the movie in several ways that are odd and that make sense. Yeah, Jean Grey was dead in the comic too but Wolverine didn't really focus on her at all real (and Cyclops attended the wedding I mentioned with a lookalike of her! It's weird...) instead he was just all torn apart from Mariko. Give it a read and see what you think compared to the movie. You'll see why it's difficult for me to see what they could've done differently (not impossible but difficult).
12:08PM on 11/05/2013
With the amount of chicken breasts dude eats, I'm shocked PETA hasn't publically branded him a war criminal yet.
With the amount of chicken breasts dude eats, I'm shocked PETA hasn't publically branded him a war criminal yet.
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12:04PM on 11/05/2013

BOO!

The Wolverine sucked!
The Wolverine sucked!
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4:40PM on 11/05/2013
You're clearly thinking of the wrong movie, Iron Man 3 was the superhero movie last summer that sucked. Wolverine was amazing.
You're clearly thinking of the wrong movie, Iron Man 3 was the superhero movie last summer that sucked. Wolverine was amazing.
5:57PM on 11/05/2013
They both sucked. ;-)
They both sucked. ;-)
11:48AM on 11/05/2013
While not exactly what I wanted to see in this second stand alone movie, I enjoyed The Wolverine for what it was worth. Loved the WWII scene, his life in Canada and how his depression of everyone he's lost is taking a toll on him mentally. The big question is where would they go from here....
While not exactly what I wanted to see in this second stand alone movie, I enjoyed The Wolverine for what it was worth. Loved the WWII scene, his life in Canada and how his depression of everyone he's lost is taking a toll on him mentally. The big question is where would they go from here....
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7:22PM on 11/05/2013
There are something like two years in between the events in The Wolverine and when he exits the plane to run into Magneto and Prof. X that supposedly lead to DOFP...
There are something like two years in between the events in The Wolverine and when he exits the plane to run into Magneto and Prof. X that supposedly lead to DOFP...
11:48AM on 11/05/2013
Madripoor & Patch time!
Madripoor & Patch time!
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11:38AM on 11/05/2013
Remember when THE WOLVERINE was "a flop" ? lol ... great news! Wolverine was the best superhero movie of the year, and with the same director we can expect something more serious and violent like this version and nothing like Origins.
Remember when THE WOLVERINE was "a flop" ? lol ... great news! Wolverine was the best superhero movie of the year, and with the same director we can expect something more serious and violent like this version and nothing like Origins.
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11:36AM on 11/05/2013

Get a new director.... Aronofsky?

The Wolverine was a two sided film for me....the first time I saw it and then the 2nd time I saw it. The first viewing was great and I enjoyed most it but disliked the ending just like everyone else. The ending was just bad and I thought I was watching 'Origins' again. With the 2nd viewing...WOW... I really disliked 7/10 of the film. The opening was great in the woods and bar scene. But I noticed something throughout the film.... it was all for nothing and a pointless movie. I didn't get
The Wolverine was a two sided film for me....the first time I saw it and then the 2nd time I saw it. The first viewing was great and I enjoyed most it but disliked the ending just like everyone else. The ending was just bad and I thought I was watching 'Origins' again. With the 2nd viewing...WOW... I really disliked 7/10 of the film. The opening was great in the woods and bar scene. But I noticed something throughout the film.... it was all for nothing and a pointless movie. I didn't get his love for Mariko. I now it was there but it just didn't work on film. I think they either need to get a new (and better) director OR Fox needs to let the director make their movie and not some flashy summer popcorn flick. Wolverine is a dark character so they need to make a dark movie. But just like many others have wondered.... What would a Darren Aronofsky Wolverine film look like? (So much better than this one).
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11:28AM on 11/05/2013
I think The Wolverine was okay. It was a fairly effective character piece. A lot of comic book movies claim to want to be character pieces, but The Wolverine actually succeeded at it, this loner's journey through a strange land making for a fairly compelling tale. I do agree that it wasn't as good as it could've been; a fellow schmoe mentioned that the film should have featured the Muramasa blade and was a missed opportunity there.
I think The Wolverine was okay. It was a fairly effective character piece. A lot of comic book movies claim to want to be character pieces, but The Wolverine actually succeeded at it, this loner's journey through a strange land making for a fairly compelling tale. I do agree that it wasn't as good as it could've been; a fellow schmoe mentioned that the film should have featured the Muramasa blade and was a missed opportunity there.
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11:13AM on 11/05/2013
Always happy to see more Wolverine movies...always happy to see more Jackman playing said character. Alas, Wolverine didn't really do it for me. It wasn't the "relative" slow pace...I can like slow paced movies...it was...just..I don't know...was missing something. But hey, my movie taste is very questionable these days...I enjoyed Fast Five, Hansel and Gretel and other such movies far, far, far (did I say far?) more than the Wolverine or say Man of Steel. I want to enjoy them…god’s honest
Always happy to see more Wolverine movies...always happy to see more Jackman playing said character. Alas, Wolverine didn't really do it for me. It wasn't the "relative" slow pace...I can like slow paced movies...it was...just..I don't know...was missing something. But hey, my movie taste is very questionable these days...I enjoyed Fast Five, Hansel and Gretel and other such movies far, far, far (did I say far?) more than the Wolverine or say Man of Steel. I want to enjoy them…god’s honest truth guv'nor....but I dunno, I'm just a victim of my own lofty expectations :o(
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11:11AM on 11/05/2013
The first act with the bear, was the best portrayal of any comic book character Ive seen make it to the screen. The movie fell bay the wayside in the last act, but I'm always down for another Wolverine movie. Heres hoping they make an all out R rated one.
The first act with the bear, was the best portrayal of any comic book character Ive seen make it to the screen. The movie fell bay the wayside in the last act, but I'm always down for another Wolverine movie. Heres hoping they make an all out R rated one.
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11:02AM on 11/05/2013

The film's domestic performance is better than people give it credit for.

Factors: a summer loaded with movies targeting the same demographic as Wolverine; it followed a sequel that fans hated; it placed a heavy emphasis on the Japanese locale and Jackman was the only recognizable actor which, to U.S. audiences, probably wasn't the biggest incentive to go see it. It was good, but I'd still love to have seen Aronofsky's vision. Mangold definitely compromised a bit more for the studio.

The studio probably realizes that Jackman only has a few more years left of this
Factors: a summer loaded with movies targeting the same demographic as Wolverine; it followed a sequel that fans hated; it placed a heavy emphasis on the Japanese locale and Jackman was the only recognizable actor which, to U.S. audiences, probably wasn't the biggest incentive to go see it. It was good, but I'd still love to have seen Aronofsky's vision. Mangold definitely compromised a bit more for the studio.

The studio probably realizes that Jackman only has a few more years left of this role (physically) before he can't pull it off, so it's no surprise they're pumping out as many Wolverine movies as possible. It may be a little bit of over-exposure though given that Days of Future Past is also on the horizon.
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11:12AM on 11/05/2013
I think Aaronofsky is a fantastic director, but I thank the fates that we left The Wolverine. Did you ever read what he was going to do to Batman? He has no problem completely ignoring the source material, he's great for original projects,but that's personally not how i like to see adaptations handled. You don't need to be slavishly faithful to the material but you at least need someone who respects it and at least tries to understand why it works and has amassed such a dedicated following.
I think Aaronofsky is a fantastic director, but I thank the fates that we left The Wolverine. Did you ever read what he was going to do to Batman? He has no problem completely ignoring the source material, he's great for original projects,but that's personally not how i like to see adaptations handled. You don't need to be slavishly faithful to the material but you at least need someone who respects it and at least tries to understand why it works and has amassed such a dedicated following.
10:46AM on 11/05/2013
I enjoyed the Wolverine very much and thought it was the best X-Men film after X-Men United. Would love to see Mangold come back to direct the sequel since I thought he did a wonderful job directing the first. What's interesting is the story. Most likely the events of Days of Future Past will affect the storyline for this film and it should be interesting to see what those events are.
I enjoyed the Wolverine very much and thought it was the best X-Men film after X-Men United. Would love to see Mangold come back to direct the sequel since I thought he did a wonderful job directing the first. What's interesting is the story. Most likely the events of Days of Future Past will affect the storyline for this film and it should be interesting to see what those events are.
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7:28PM on 11/05/2013
Maybe not. There was a gap of something like two years between the events in The Wolverine and when he exits the plane and runs into Magneto and Prof. X leading into DOFP. Maybe they'll do something from that timeframe?
Maybe not. There was a gap of something like two years between the events in The Wolverine and when he exits the plane and runs into Magneto and Prof. X leading into DOFP. Maybe they'll do something from that timeframe?
10:45AM on 11/05/2013
The Wolverine was not a good movie. Weak villains and an overall boring script killed it.
The Wolverine was not a good movie. Weak villains and an overall boring script killed it.
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10:45AM on 11/05/2013
I really didn't care for The Wolverine at all although I think Jackman is great in the role. The story did nothing for me and while I usually like Mangold I felt he didn't bring anything new. Would have preferred the Aronofsky version.
I really didn't care for The Wolverine at all although I think Jackman is great in the role. The story did nothing for me and while I usually like Mangold I felt he didn't bring anything new. Would have preferred the Aronofsky version.
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10:42AM on 11/05/2013
We'll never get Aronofsky back so I say go for it!
We'll never get Aronofsky back so I say go for it!
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