Jackman Returns, Writer Set For “Wolverine 2”

A day after after the release date announcement, 20th Century Fox has hired screenwriter David James Kelly to pen the script for the upcoming follow-up to last year’s “The Wolverine”..

Deadline also reports that Hugh Jackman is set to star and director James Mangold is coming back to helm the sequel, though no plot details have been released.

Hugh Jackman suggested he might step away from the role a few weeks ago, but now it appears he’s still onboard. Scribe Kelly was previously attached to write the “Daredevil” reboot for Fox before Marvel re-acquired the property.