Hugh Jackman better shine up his claws: A new "Wolverine" film is in the works, with James Mangold in negotiations to write the treatment.
No storyline details were released for the 20th Century Fox film, which Lauren Shuler Donner will produce.
The sequel, which will be the third solo Wolverine film, may have seemed like a given since Mangold's "The Wolverine" was the second-highest grossing "X-Men" film. So far it has earned $413 million worldwide, $132.36 million domestic and $280.73 million internationally.
The fast-healing mutant will rejoin his "X Men" teammates in next summer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which brings director Bryan Singer back to the franchise.
Mangold's other writing credits include "Cop Land" and "Walk the Line." He directed both films, as well as "The Wolverine."