There's been lots of chatter regarding whether or not 20th Century Fox would attempt another solo Wolverine movie, not to mention whether it would attempt one with Hugh Jackman returning, but it looks like we're getting some answers in the form of a Deadline piece that claims The Wolverine director James Mangold is now in negotiations to direct another installment, which would bring Jackman back to the role for an eighth time.
Audiences may be feeling a little Wolverine fatigue, but clearly the studio isn't. The story right now for the next Wolverine movie is under wraps, but Mangold is cutting a deal right now to write the treatment for it. Will it tie directly to the events in X-Men: Days of Future Past and help expand Fox's X-Men universe much in the way Marvel Studios is doing with the characters it owns the film rights to? And exactly how many Wolverine movies will Hugh Jackman take on before he retires the claws once and for all?
Rumors swirled earlier this year that Jackman had signed a whopping $100 million deal to star in four more Wolverine movies, but the actor has since brushed those rumors off and this Deadline piece doesn't mention any kind of deal for Jackman -- it just sort of assumes he'll be back alongside Mangold.
What do you hope to see from the next Wolverine solo movie? Should it tie into the events in Days of Future Past? How should they evolve this character so that he remains interesting after we've seen him tackle the role in seven other movies?
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