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With Logan getting such great reviews, it’s become one of the best received comic book adaptations ever, both with fans and critics. Is this film good enough to be considered in the same class as The Dark Knight, and overcome the label of being a “super hero movie”?
James Mangold did a pretty good job on giving the clawed mutant, Wolverine, a respectable solo outing in last year's The Wolverine. The director has announced he'll be handling the film's sequel with Hugh Jackman returning to the titular role, but aside from that, we don't know much else. Now, however, we at least no about when they'll be working on it...
Due to The Wolverine not totally sucking, and performing very well in the overseas box office, it's no surprise that Fox is keen to get a sequel up and running. Reports are coming in now that they're in final negotiations with James Mangold (the director) to return and write the second film with Hugh Jackman reprising his superhero role.
Most of us assumed (mostly because that seems how the studio phrased it) that The Wolverine would be a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, thus a prequel to the original trilogy of X-Men films. But we were all wrong. According to the film's director, this movie is actually set to take place AFTER those films.
2012 is quickly approaching, which means now is the time to stop caring about it and focus on 2013. Even though two of the most anticipated superhero movies will be hitting next year, 2013 still looks promising in terms of comic book movies. Hit the jump to find out more about two of the most anticipated ones: Iron Man 3 and The Wolverine.
I personally don't understand the complete hate for the first Wolverine film. I didn't love it, but I found it entertaining. I am a big Wolverine fan, in fact he is the only reason I ever payed attention to the X-Men period. Toss in Hugh Jackman and you have me sold. However even with this motive in my head, I don't understand the point of going with a second film yet. That isn't stopping them though.