"The Wolverine 2" To Hit 2017 Or 2018?

By Garth Franklin Sunday March 16th 2014 11:54PM

Turns out Hugh Jackman may be slipping back into his Wolverine outfit sooner than expected.

As we already know, filmmaker Bryan Singer is about to release "X-Men: Days of Future Past" this May and is already looking towards directing "X-Men: Apocalypse" sometime next year in time for a 2016 release.

Meanwhile, Jackman and his "The Wolverine" director James Mangold have been throwing about talk of doing a follow-up to last year's stand-alone Wolvie film. However, they didn't intend to move forward until they had something great in mind.

Looks like they may have figured it out. Responding to a fan on Twitter, Mangold says scheduling wise: "We are figuring it all out. At the moment, I'm shooting The next #Wolverine after #XmenApocalypse."

That would put "The Wolverine" on target for a 2017 or 2018 release. Mangold is currently looking towards directing the mystery tale "The Deep Blue Goodbye" as his next film.

Source: Twitter