Following yesterday’s news that James Mangold’s The Wolverine would be getting a sequel hitting theaters on March 3rd, 2017, Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox has set David James Kelly to provide the screenplay. Hugh Jackman will once again will play the titular character.
With Wolverine also rumored for Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse arriving on May 27th, 2016, The Wolverine 2 would be Jackman’s ninth big screen outing as the character.
Kelly wrote and directed the crime thriller short Straw Man. He was also attached briefly to Fox’s final attempt at rebooting Daredevil before the rights reverted back to Marvel. He’s also adapting the comic book series Mind Management for Fox.