Fox Sets Screenwriter David James Kelly for WOLVERINE Sequel; Director James Mangold and Star Hugh Jackman Expected to Return

     March 22, 2014


On the heels of the news that Fox set a release date for The Wolverine sequel, a new report has the studio tapping screenwriter David James Kelly to pen the script.  His resume is a little light, with only his 2010 short Straw Man making it to production, but he is also behind a rewrite of the planned Daredevil movie reboot.

Perhaps the more interesting tidbit from this write-up is that it confidently asserts that both director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman will return to their respective roles.  We don’t have official word of either being signed on yet, but since their last effort made over $400 million world-wide (and Jackman’s pretty much become synonymous with the title character), it’s a safe bet that Fox will work to get them both back.  Hit the jump for more.

the-wolverine-movie-posterDeadline reports that James Kelly is attached to pen the screenplay for The Wolverine sequel.  Script-writing duties for the first film were handled by Mark Bomback and Scott Frank, and while the first two-thirds proved to be a unique take on contemporary superhero films, the final act devolved into silliness.  Hopefully the sequel will reach the full potential of one of the most popular superheroes of our time.

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