The Wolverine may be opening this week, but director James Mangold is already eyeing up future projects, talking to Yahoo! Movies, the man behind Walk The Line and 3:10 To Yuma revealed that if he had the same level of freedom, he’d jump at the chance to do a follow-up to the fan-favourite X-Man’s solo adventure.
“If it presented me with the opportunity as this one did, then yes. What I mean is the location and the world in Japan really presented me with a unique set of freedoms,” said Mangold.
“Certainly any project with Hugh is enticing, but if someone came to me, or I came up with a strategy that stays as inventive and as exciting, I wouldnâ€™t hesitate to do another one.”
Asked what â€“ if any â€“ comic-book movies he’d tackle next yielded a surprising answer.
“The Sandman,” said Mangold. “Neil Gaimanâ€™s Sandman is a great property. Actually Iâ€™ve talked to Neil about it before. I think itâ€™s one of the great really interesting modernist tales. Also, on the complete other side of the universe Iâ€™ve always been a fan of The Flash. Although the outfit would have to definitely change, with those little wings on his ears.”
The WolverineÂ is released in UK cinemas on 25 July 2013. Read our reviewÂ before you go to see it. You canÂ buyÂ X-Men: The Ultimate CollectionÂ on Blu-ray for ÂŁ32.68 at Amazon.co.uk.