Released just last year, The Wolverine continued the series of Wolverine centric films that began in 2009 with the disappointing X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Last year’s film was a huge improvement focusing heavily on character development, smaller scale but still great action and pushing the X-Men series beyond the conclusion of X-Men 3.
James Mangold is the director behind The Wolverine, and it seems he’ll be returning to deliver another instalment in the series. This year’s focus is all about Bryan Singer’s return of course with X-Men: Days of Future Past, and beyond that we’ll be seeing the already announced X-Men: Apocalypse which is targeting a 2016 release.
It’s reported that Mangold’s next Wolverine film will follow Apocalypse, implying we won’t see it until 2017 or later. Also announced is that Mangold will be stepping up to writing duties for the new film as well as directing duties, but no details have been announced in terms of what story arc might be the focus for Logan’s next solo-adventure.