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Wolverine fans have much to celebrate with another two “X-Men” flicks confirmed to hit theaters. Director James Mangold took to Twitter recently to give an update.  Mangold reveals that “Wolverine 3” will go in production after the release of “Apocalypse” which is scheduled for May 27, 2016.

Also see: Release Dates Announced for ‘Fantastic Four 2′, ‘Wolverine’ Sequel and Mystery Marvel Film

The helmer tweeted:

“We’re figuring it all out. At the moment, I’m shooting The next #Wolverine after #XmenApocalypse,”

Production for “Apocalypse” will see the return of Bryan Singer behind the lens. The helmer revealed recently that the anticipated follow-up will also feature “more mass destruction” than any X-Men film to date. He is teaming up with “Days of Future Past” writer Simon Kinberg and “X-Men 2” scribes Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty to pen the script. The story will be set in the 80’s, singer also said that they are “going to deal with the notion of ancient mutants”!

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“The Wolverine” has grossed $117,318,000 in North America, and $194,700,000 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $312,018,000

Huge Jackman mentioned recently that the Wolverine Recasting Is ‘Inevitable’. Luckily for Jackman fans, Logan has always been a bit on the older side in the comic books, but would Jackman still be interested in the role after so many years? With “Apocalypse” scheduled for 2016, can we expect “Wolverine 3” to hit theaters in 2018? The 45-year-old actor is still in top shape (have a look at the Australian dead lifting 463 lbs) but would he still be amped to take on the role for the ninth time at close to 50? Only time will tell I suppose.

In the meantime geeks, prepare yourselves for “Days of Future Past” scheduled to be released on May 23.

Also see: “X-Men: Apocalypse” archive

Sources: ComingSoon (via guardianlv.com)