The Wolverine 2: Hugh Jackman and James Mangold in talks

The Wolverine star Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold could return for a sequel

Hugh Jackman takes on ninjas in The Wolverine
Hugh Jackman takes on ninjas in The Wolverine

According to Deadline, star Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold are in talks with 20th Century Fox to reunite for a sequel to The Wolverine with Mangold to write a treatment as soon as the paperwork is signed.

Though written off due to its middling US takings (a calculated risk for a production that clearly had its eye on the Asian market), The Wolverine – which grossed $413,557,109 worldwide – is comfortably the second strongest performing X-Men film after the largely unloved X-Men: The Last Stand, which pulled in $459,359,555 in 2006.

Crucially, it outperformed X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: First Class – the two most recent entries to the canon.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is released on 18 July 2014. You can buy X-Men: The Ultimate Collection on Blu-ray for £26.24 at Amazon.co.uk.