Following yesterday’s announcement that James Mangold’s sequel to last year’s The Wolverine would be hitting theaters March 3, 2017, Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox has set David James Kelly to provide the screenplay with Hugh Jackman set to once again play the Ol’ Canucklehead.
The next solo Wolverine film will mark either Jackman’s eighth or ninth big screen appearance as the character, depending on whether or not Wolverine is part of Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, arriving in 2016.
Kelly wrote and directed the crime thriller short “Straw Man” in 2010. He was also attached briefly to Fox’s final attempt at rebooting Daredevil before the rights ultimately reverted back to Marvel. He’s also adapting the comic book series Mind Management for the studio.