According to Deadline Hugh Jackman isn’t done with the grueling workouts and it preparing to shoot another solo Wolverine film. The Wolverine director James Mangold is making a deal to write the treatment, and he’ll probably be back to direct (which is good news). Lauren Shuler Donner, who has produced all the X-Men films, in once again making things happen.
When The Wolverine opened earlier this year it had a decent $53 million opening in the US, however it was down from the $85 million made by X-Men Origins: Wolverine during its first few days of release. Ultimately The Wolverine made around $40 million less in the US ($132m vs. $179m), however with a strong $280 million in international revenue the film has grossed over $413 million worldwide.
No story deals for the sequel have been revealed, but at the end of The Wolverine there were hints that Logan and Yukio (Rila Fukushima) had more adventures planned, but I guess the ending of X-Men: Days of Future Past may dictate where Wolverine goes from here. Personally I’m glad The Wolverine was an improvement and it did so well, but Wolverine doesn’t interest me much as a character and there are far more interesting X-Men characters out there. Wolverine is around in the past and future timelines in Days of Future Past so hopefully it doesn’t turn into another ‘Wolverine and the X-Men’ situation. He’s had plenty of movies already and there’s still more to come.