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Fox wants Hugh Jackman back for a third 'Wolverine' movie

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X-Men: Days of Future Past hits the big screen next year, but it won't signal the end of the mutant assault on cinemas: according to Deadline, Fox is in talks to make a third Wolverine movie. There's no word on the story yet, but Fox is aiming to secure the return of The Wolverine director James Mangold. While he hasn't been confirmed yet, fans can also expect Hugh Jackman to be growing out his improbable sideburns right now in anticipation of the title role.

The actor stepped in to produce 2013's The Wolverine, after the first X-Men movie to focus on a single character — 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine — was panned by both fans and critics alike. The pairing of Jackman and Mangold helped The Wolverine become the second best grossing X-Men movie after X-Men: The Last Stand. Mangold's movie has reportedly pulled in more than $413 million in worldwide ticket sales, with particular success overseas: 68 percent of its ticket sales came outside of the United States. Given the financial success of the series and the huge font of X-Men mythology to draw from, this third standalone mutant movie likely won't be the last.