‘Wolverine 2’: Hugh Jackman, James Mangold reunite for Logan sequel

Nov. 05, 2013 | 8:48 a.m.
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Rila Fukushima, left, and Hugh Jackman in a scene from "The Wolverine." (Ben Rothstein / 20th Century Fox)

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Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper, left, and Hugh Jackman as Logan in a scene from "The Wolverine." (Ben Rothstein / 20th Century Fox)

Hugh Jackman is ready for another solo outing as Wolverine.

Word came Tuesday that “The Wolverine” director James Mangold is in negotiations to write a treatment for Fox for a sequel to this summer’s “The Wolverine,” which saw Jackman’s lethal mutant travel to Japan.

The story line for the sequel is being kept under wraps for the time being, but “X-Men” veteran Lauren Shuler Donner will produce the film.

In an interview with Hero Complex this year, Jackman said he first read the landmark 1980 comic book by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller that inspired “The Wolverine” when he was shooting Bryan Singer’s original “X-Men,” and was immediately struck by the moody, introspective qualities of the saga and the nuanced portrait it offered of its angry, violent anti-hero and his exploits in Japan.

“The guy who is the outsider, emblematic in a way of anti-authority, anti-tradition, anti-honor, anti-code, is in Japan with all these samurai and ninjas,” Jackman said. “I think it’s the perfect juxtaposition for this guy who doesn’t think, he’s emotional. He acts and then has to deal with the fallout from it.”

“The Wolverine” has earned $413 million worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing “X-Men” film.

Jackman, of course, will be seen as Wolverine next year in Singer’s anticipated “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” also inspired by a famous Claremont comic story line.

“Days of Future Past” opens in theaters May 23, 2014.

– Gina McIntyre | @LATherocomplex


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7 Responses to ‘Wolverine 2’: Hugh Jackman, James Mangold reunite for Logan sequel

  1. dang3rtown says:

    Wouldn't this be Wolverine 3? Not counting the 3 X-Men movies with his character, there have been 2 Wolverine feature films already.

    • entropy says:

      No, you have to pretend that abomination called Wolverine: Origins never existed. If possible, suppress deep into your subconscious, as if it were a traumatizing event.

  2. Oneiros says:

    Just as long as lame duck Ryan Reynolds stays far away from this film (and all other comic films), Im in!

  3. sam says:

    THIS SUCKS. I am so tired of Hugh Jackman and his version of Wolverine hogging all the spotlight! There are so many other great Xmen Characters they could focus on!


  4. Drake says:

    reply to dang3rtown: No it wont be wolverine 3 because its a specific sequel to 2013's The Wolverine. I think you were also were refering to X-men Origins: Wolverine which is a whole different sceario. It focuses on the detals of Logans cloudy past he struggled to remember in the first 3 X-men movies. The sequel to X-men Origins: Wolverine will be X-men Origins: Deadpool which will star Ryan Renolds so sorry to Oneiros: tough luck.

  5. Matthew Tucker says:

    DISAPPOINTED by the portrayal of Beast thus far in X men sagas. Just saying…

  6. Nate says:

    I really enjoyed "The Wolverine". I never was into X-men growing up but ever since X-men Origins I think Hugh does a great job playing the role of Wolverine and I coulnd not imagine someone else playing it. It wouldn't seem right. I hope another does get released and he stars in it. The way The Wolverine ended they for sure should make another.

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