According to Mangold, Hugh Jackman will stay busy after X-Men: Apocalypse with another Wolverine solo-film,which starts filming in early 2016. Wolverine 3 is currently scheduled to be released in theaters March 3, 2017. There are currently unconfirmed rumors that Wolverine and Patrick Stewart's Professor X will be teaming up. David James Kelly is currently developing the script. Jackman recently stated that he was inspired by Michael Keaton's Birdman to keep playing Wolverine until the day he dies.