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.