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Following yesterday's news from Fox that 'Wolverine 3' will be released in 2017, following 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' we now have even more news about the upcoming 'Wolverine' sequel, which seems to be picking up steam pretty quickly even though its release is still a few years away: Hugh Jackman will indeed return as your favorite Canadian mutant, and David James Kelly will be providing the script for the newest installment.
A rumor circulated recently claiming that Fox was looking to completely start over on the rebooted superhero film with an entirely new cast and crew, though we quickly debunked that one. To further prove how serious they are about their upcoming slate of Marvel movies, the studio set release dates for 'Fantastic Four 2,' 'Wolverine 3' and one untitled Marvel movie.
Twentieth Century Fox had a good thing going for it with 'The Wolverine,' which is saying something, considering most comic book fans have at least a handful of issues with swallowing some of their other superhero properties (e.g. 'Fantastic Four,' an oddly looking Quicksilver in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'?). So with 'Wolverine 3' continuing the legacy of the adamantium-clawed badass on screen, director James Mangold will hopefully churn out another success for the studio, but how far in the future might we see this in theaters?
When word arrived that director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman were in talks to return for a 'Wolverine 3' (we'll call it that for the time being, even though we hate that it reminds us of the existence of 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'), we openly wondered what existing storyline they would use for the film, or if they would tell a completely original tale. Mangold himself put to rest the notions that they would create their own 'Wolverine' story saying they "absolutely" will be adapting a popular comic storyline.