James Mangold is, according to reports, in final negotiations to direct “The Wolverine” for 20th Century Fox from the screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie.
This is the same script that Darren Aronofsky was attached to for a while, and it will take Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman, to Japan. Fox has been looking at possible directors for a while now, since Aronofsky left the project, and with Mangold aboard, they can start to get serious about when they’re going to make this.
The plot follows Wolverine as he travels to Japan to train with a Samurai warrior. At the end credits of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, we see Logan (Wolverine) drinking in a bar in Japan, setting up this sequel.
The movie was set for a Summer 2012 release, but it might be pushed to the Fall of 2012.