Hugh Jackman and Director James Mangold Reteam for Third 'Wolverine' Movie

'The Wolverine' is now the second highest grossing 'X-Men' movie of all-time. James Mangold is currently writing the treatment.

Hugh Jackman will return for Wolverine 3
Hugh Jackman will return for Wolverine 3
The Wolverine team of star Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold is reuniting for a third Wolverine spin-off movie. This will be the 8th time Hugh Jackman has played the popular mutant, after two solo films and five X-Men movies, including this summer's X-Men: Days of Future Past. This will be the longest any actor has played the same superhero on the big screen.

The Wolverine was a modest success in the States, bringing in $132 million from a $120 million budget. Its reception was lukewarm, and many doubted we'd ever see Hugh Jackman suit up as the troubled mutant Logan again after X-Men: Days of Future Past. But the latest standalone adventure has become an international success, pulling in over $280 million overseas for a total gross of $413 million worldwide. Because of this, 20th Century Fox has pushed Wolverine 3 into production.

The Wolverine is now the second highest grossing X-Men movie of all-time, just behind X-Men: The Last Stand, which has earned $459 worldwide. Domestically, though, The Wolverine is only the sixth highest grossing movie in the franchise, making it the least profitable entry in the U.S.

James Mangold will write the treatment, with Lauren Shuler Donner producing. She has previously produced all seven movies in the series thus far. The storyline is being kept under wraps.

Where do you want to see Logan go after his upcoming time travel adventure in X-Men: Days of Future Past? While Hugh Jackman admits he'll 'never say never', this could very well be the final chapter for the actor, and its sure to be something special.

The Wolverine was released July 26th, 2013 and stars Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee. The film is directed by James Mangold.

Wolverine 3 comes to theaters March 3rd, 2017 and stars Hugh Jackman. The film is directed by James Mangold.

Sources: Deadline
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Comments (34)

  1. Movie-Man Smith

    I did enjoy the last one and thought while certainly not perfect, was a overall improvement as a wolverine film. I'm a huge jackman fan, so I look forward to the next one. Love to see Victor come back and bridge that gap of his character between the comics and screen finally.

    1 year agoby @Movie-Man-SmithFlag

  2. The Real Goku

    @shuabert dude seriously. It was a shriveled old man inside of a huge suit. Like I said it was a robot basically. U act like he was just in a suit or armor or something. Either they, the character was f*cked up.

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  3. Josh

    @therealGoku Did you watch the movie? As I recall, the Silver Samurai wasn't a robot, it was a dude in a suit. That said, I could have done with the entire film being about the gangs, and not had any of the silly Silver Samurai stuff at all.

    I still wish we'd gotten that Darren Aronofsky Wolverine movie, which would have been the least "comic booky" comic book movie ever made.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  4. Writer220

    @therealGoku has any of them been good enough, no, and I don't expect the newer one to be the best.
    I never indicated that I did.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  5. The Real Goku

    @writer220 wtf lol you're on here making comments about the actor like you've already seen it. If u haven't why do u even have an opinion? Watch the movie and then join the discussion lol

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  6. Writer220

    @therealGoku thanks for ruining the film for me, I haven't seen it yet. I might enjoy it, I usually do, I judge a film on it's own once I see it.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  7. The Real Goku

    @writer220 before the script made it to Hugh the movie was already a disaster. Robot silver samurai??? That alone kills the movie. Not to mention the rest of the sh*t

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  8. undeadslayer4

    @therealGoku whoa there calm down im saying dont crtitcize the movie its already good the way it is

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  9. Writer220

    It depends on Hugh really and not the director, if he doesn't want to do it anymore than they can't force him.

    It's like the chicken and the egg, which one should die first, it's up to you.
    Hugh spits, growls "neither bub."
    Guts the guy.

    If you guys want a true Wolverine, then make a petition to get rid of Hugh and replace him and the director to someone that truly knows him.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  10. The Real Goku

    @undeadslayer4 wtf are u talking about??? I'm not addressing actors and saying who I'm happy about being casted. It stops at the writing and directing choices.

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  11. undeadslayer4

    @ObiWanShinobi it wouldnt matter

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  12. undeadslayer4

    @shuabert thats retarded no f******* way

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  13. undeadslayer4

    @dfella dude calm down

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  14. undeadslayer4

    @dfella dont forget the red right hand from wolverine's revenge and dark wolverine

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  15. undeadslayer4

    @therealGoku thats ur opinion for kickass u know if kickass movie didnt exist we would never have known johnson and chloe

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  16. Dfella504

    nd finally can we get at least 1 of da real fukn costume's!!!!!!!!!!!! jesus Christ!!!!!

    1 year agoby @dfellaFlag

  17. Dfella504

    and to u other wolvie haters fuk yall!!!!! n that order

    1 year agoby @dfellaFlag

  18. Dfella504

    @josh yur a dick!! anyhow we got a long history of wolverine stories, I think it's time to start introducing new mutants enemies, like omega red, cyber, guys who always kicked logan's ass....but killing him off would b that of a tru dickhe*d josh!...but we'll c jus I hope they stop putting stupid as twist on da guys, like they did wit silver samurai being a fukn robot...nuff said

    1 year agoby @dfellaFlag

  19. Josh

    If you think about it, Logan's long life is almost the "curse of immortality" we see in Vampire stories, etc. A final chapter that actually ends in the death of the character would be really fitting. Though, I wouldn't count on a studio to be that bold.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  20. Josh

    I enjoyed The Wolverine. Mangold did something with that character that Gavin Hood wasn't able to do in XMO:W. I'd be up for a third. Maybe do sort of an Old Man Logan type story set in the far future near the end of his life. Logan's "Godfather 3"

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  21. ObiWanShinobi

    Make it Rated R.

    1 year agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  22. LuxoIII

    Pleasantly surprised about The Wolverine. Easily Mangold's best movie to date, so I'm looking forward to seeing more! It probably helps that Wolverine has always been my favorite Marvel character, comics or otherwise.

    1 year agoby @brady1138Flag

  23. undeadslayer4

    @rjh094 then dont watch it its that simple

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  24. Fry_3000

    So much for him hanging up the gloves for this character

    1 year agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  25. rjh094

    Noooo! I'm sick and tired of Wolverine.

    1 year agoby @rjh094Flag

  26. The Real Goku

    @fester-addams let's be real that will never happen. I've read "old man logan" I loved it. I loved the story and the gore. But look what they turned "kickass" into. Started off a fun and bloody creation by mark millar. Turned into watered down bullsh*t to appeal to the younger crowd. Imagine how much they would change about the story and details if they were to make a movie. It would be marketed to young kids. Wouldn't be the bloody rated R violence we would like. I say leave old man Logan alone. I do wish millar would have done a vol 2 though. To continue the story with Logan and baby hulk

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  27. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Yes-And-No. At the same time interest this is! Out of the blue, here it is.

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  28. Fester Addams

    God no fox just needs to quit the xmen movies have all been pure sh*t. not only did they horribly butcher the comics but the even when back and hacked their own story to peices with all the things they put in first class that didnjt go with the universe they had already previously set up. However if they must continue this mostrousity then i do think they should alienate the character from the xmen franchise itself by doing old man logan into feesable movie

    1 year agoby @fester-addamsFlag

  29. Mka47

    well it's nice to know the rest of the world has no standards. And here I was thinking it was the domestic movie goer who was keeping these turds afloat!

    1 year agoby @mka47Flag

  30. moviegeek

    I thought he wasn't doing any more of these?

    1 year agoby @moviegeekFlag