Movie News: WOLVERINE 3 Gets a Writer; Hugh Jackman to Return

Written by Andrew Pollard Saturday, 22 March 2014

Movie News

With 20th Century Fox having this week set a release date of 3rd March, 2017 for their third Wolverine solo movie, the film has now hired a writer. THE WOLVERINE director James Mangold has been long-confirmed to return, and he’ll be helming a script that is to be written by David James Kelly. This won’t be Kelly’s first involvement with the studio as he was previously attached to Fox’s attempt to reboot DAREDEVIL before the rights reverted back to Marvel.

As well as Mangold and Kelly on the film, there’s also confirmation that Hugh Jackman will be returning as Wolverine. In recent interviews, the Australian actor has been non-committal about returning as Logan, openly admitting that it may soon be time for the character to be recast. With Wolverine confirmed for May’s X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST and a possible appearance in 2016’s X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, it wouldn’t surprise us if Jackman decides to call it a day after the sequel to last year’s THE WOLVERINE.

If Jackman does indeed appear in APOCALYPSE, once he wraps on the third solo Wolvie movie it will mark the ninth time that he’s played the Canucklehead on the big screen, which is mightily impressive going. Let’s just hope that when he does go out, he goes out with a bang. OLD MAN LOGAN, anyone? That seems pretty impossible at this point, but we can dream, can’t we?

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