Sequel Talk: What’s Up with ‘The Wolverine’, ‘The Avengers 2’, and ‘Hangover 3’

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bill-swift - August 22, 2012

A couple of details about what we can all expect in The Wolverine have leaked out bit by bit over the last few months. It wasn't until recently that the official synopsis was released, giving us all a better picture of what the much-awaited sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Director James Mangold also joined Twitter recently to post the occasional blurb and random tidbit about how production for the movie is going on. His most recent one promises some sneak peeks though, reading:

You will get to see some sneak peeks in the days to come. Soon. And images from Japan. We are leaving for Tokyo in two weeks.

-- James Mangold, @mang0ld

Things are pushing full speed ahead with The Avengers 2. As expected, probably, considering it's Marvel's cash cow. Joss Whedon will be returning to write and direct the sequel (as well as the proposed television series for the franchise), and finally the studios have settled on a release date for it: May 1, 2015.

More and more old faces are returning to join The Hangover 3, including Heather Graham, Sasha Barrese, Mike Epps and Ken Jeong. Things might go stale with all these old cast members making a comeback, which is why you can expect some new mugs to make an appearance, too. Word on the Hollywood grapevine is that John Goodman is currently in talks to play a bad guy in the movie, although it would be a relatively small role. Goodman's a funny guy, so no doubt he'll fit right in with Phil, Alan, and Stu.

Check out the gallery to get the full scoop on each of these sequels!

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