Earlier this year Hugh Jackman said that after X-Men: Days Of Future Past he was planning to have a bit of a break before playing Wolverine again, however it’s now been revealed that he’s agreed to reteam with director James Mangold for a third Wolverine spin-off movie, according to Deadline.
This will be the 8th time Hugh Jackman has played the character, after two solo films and five X-Men movies. Perhaps surprisingly, this will be the longest any actor has played the same superhero on the big screen.
Although The Wolverine was only a modest success in the States, grossing $132 million, it pulled in over $280 million overseas for a total worldwide gross of $413 million. That makes it the second highest-grossing X-Men movie, just behind X-Men: The Last Stand, which earned $459 worldwide. With Days Of Future Past expected to be a big hit next summer, 20th Century Fox has decided it’s worth putting another Wolverine movie into development.
James Mangold will write the treatment, although there’s no news on what the plot may be.