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Mangold Says “Wolverine” Sequel To Begin Filming in Early 2016

by  in Movie News, TV News Comment

While it’s been long known that “The Wolverine” director James Mangold was slated to return for a follow-up to Hugh Jackman‘s previous solo film as Fox‘s main mutant hero, fans only had a vague idea of when they could begin to scour the Internet for glimpses of their hero’s next incarnation.

Nearly a year ago, the sequel was given a release date of March 3, 2017 — along with a screenwriter in David James Kelly (who also wrote the screenplay adaptation of Matt Kindt’s “Mind MGMT”) — but when asked for a timeframe when production would start on the movie, Mangold’s answer was a vague “after ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.'”

Today, however, the director revealed that things are set to start moving forward in 2016, responding to a fan’s inquiry on Twitter with a time frame of “early next year.”

“X-Men: Apocalypse,” the next film slated to feature Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, has a scheduled release date of May 27, 2016.