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Published On: Sun, Mar 23rd, 2014

David James Kelly hired by Fox to write ‘The Wolverine’ sequel

Fox has hired David James Kelly to script the next installment of The Wolverine, the X-Men franchise spin-off that James Mangold will direct with Hugh Jackman reprising his the role of the popular mutant.

Wolverine_Viper_Yukio_posterDeadline reported in a Mar. 21 article the news and Kelly is presumably working from the story outline that director Mangold starting working out months ago.

There are no details but fans are speculating that it could also be “a connection” in some way to X-Men: Days of Future Past and/or X-Men: Apocalypse.

Kelly also is next set to adapt the Dark Horse graphic novel Mind Mgmt for Scott Free Productions and the original pitch Sentinel for Appian Way and Fox. While at Fox Kelly reportedly worked on a reboot for Daredevil.

The 2013 released The Wolverine made on a production budget of $120 million managed to make nearly $415 million in worldwide box office receipts.

The Wolverine sequel will arrive in theaters on March 3, 2017.

What Culture offers up 5 storylines that could be considered and adapted – Check that out HERE

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