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Hugh Jackman and James Mangold in Talks to Return for 'Wolverine 2'Fox


Sounds like Hugh Jackman isn't ready to hang up his adamantium claws just yet. The star, along with director James Mangold, are currently in negotiations with 20th Century Fox for a sequel to "The Wolverine."

According to Deadline, Mangold is negotiating to write the script treatment, but whatever Logan and his amazing chops get up to in the sequel is still a mystery. Mangold, who was primarily known for dramas like "3:10 to Yuma" and "Walk the Line," made some risky choices for "The Wolverine" that paid off, from the fairly substantial use of subtitles to the film's samurai-inspired anti-hero. It paid off at the box office, especially in the international markets; it's brought in $413 million worldwide, with $281 million of that coming from the foreign box office.

When Moviefone talked to Jackman and Mangold before "The Wolverine" came out in July, both were fairly noncommittal about future movies. Mangold didn't mince words about the superhero genre, saying, "I love the experience of working with the kind of assets I had on this film, but I'm not particularly interested in just making a two-hour ad for Happy Meals and action figures... I've never really been interested in just doing a genre to do it. I feel like you have to have something to say." (Read the interview here.) When we interviewed Jackman, he was only attached to appear in a Broadway play at the time and said he wasn't officially attached to anything else.

Jackman's next turn as Wolverine will be in Bryan Singer's time-traveling film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which comes out on May 23, 2014.

[via Deadline]

Hugh Jackman on Returning for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'