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.”
Mangold is repped by WME and Management 360.
Deadline Hollywood was first to report the news.