Twentieth Century Fox and "Troy" scribe David Benioff are teaming for the first planned spin-off of the "X-Men" film franchise according to Variety.
Benioff has been hired to pen "Wolverine," a spinoff focusing on the signature character from the studio's lucrative "X-Men" series. Benioff will write with the expectation that a deal will be made for Hugh Jackman to reprise his role as the talon-clawed superhero. Benioff pitched a take on the material to 20th Century Fox, and the project will likely be produced by the "X-Men" tandem of Lauren Shuler Donner and Marvel Studios head Avi Arad, though those negotiations also haven't been completed. Twentieth Century Fox will press forward with "Wolverine" development while simultaneously prepping its third installment of "X-Men." Fox set Simon Kinberg to write a draft, though the studio hasn't yet named a replacement director.
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