With Hugh Jackman recently admitting that he may be getting too old for the Wolverine gig and that the character will eventually have to be recast, many were unsure just how many more Logan appearances he had left in him. Well, it’s now been confirmed that he will return for the sequel to last year’s The Wolverine.
As well as Jackman confirmed to star and James Mangold to direct, it’s now been confirmed that David James Kelly will write the script. Kelly has previous with 20th Century Fox, having been hired to pen their failed attempt at a Daredevil reboot before that property reverted back to Marvel.
Before this third Wolverine movie, there’s X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse. Jackman will definitely appear in May’s Days of Future Past, but there’s very few details on Apocalypse at this point. If Jackmen were to appear in Apocalypse and then obviously in The Wolverine sequel, that would mark the ninth time that he’s played Wolverine. I’d fully expect him to hand the adamantium claws over to somebody after the third Wolverine movie, which has recently been confirmed for a 3rd March, 2017 release.