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Twentieth Century Fox is moving forward on another “Wolverine” film, with Hugh Jackman set to reprise the title role and director James Mangold in talks to direct once again. Mangold is in negotiations to write the treatment for the film with Lauren Shuler Donner producing. Mangold directed this year’s “The Wolverine,” which became the second-highest grossing movie in the “X-Men” franchise on the back of a strong performance overseas.

Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, and virtually every member of the “X-Men” universe, will next be seen in summer 2014′s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”

Get caught up! X-Men Trilogy on Amazon | X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Ultimate 2-Disc Edition) [Blu-ray] (Bilingual) | X-Men: First Class [Blu-ray + Digital Copy]


Disney is turning to Jon Favreau to helm its live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.” The studio is in negotiations with the “Iron Man” director to turn the film into a new family franchise for the studio. Favreau, who is repped by CAA, has been developing Disney’s tentpole “Magic Kingdom,” set inside the company’s theme park. Justin Marks, who previously wrote “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” for Disney, is writing the script. Project could go into production next year.

Get caught up! The Jungle Book

Loki talks with Kids

Loki isn’t too pleased with the response he gets from four little kids.

In a Comedy Central spoof of AT&T’s series of commercials starring “Saturday Night Live” regular Beck Bennett, released online this week to promote Marvel Studios’ “Thor: The Dark World,” out in theaters Nov. 8, actor Tom Hiddleston poses as his tricky villain and asks the group who is better: Thor or Loki?

As of Wednesday, the clever send up had been viewed over 1.3 million times on Comedy Central’s YouTube page, with links to the video available on other pages, increasing its exposure.

Get caught up! Thor (Blu-ray/DVD with Digital Copy Combo Pack) (Bilingual) | Marvel’s The Avengers (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

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