By November 2013, 20th Century Fox had begun negotiations for another solo film starring Wolverine. James Mangold is in negotiations to write the treatment for the film with Lauren Shuler Donner returning to produce. Mangold has said the sequel will be inspired by other Wolverine stories from the comic books and it will be made after X-Men: Apocalypse. Hugh Jackman is set to reprise his role as Wolverine. David James Kelly was hired to write the script for the film.
In February 2015, Patrick Stewart confirmed his involvement in the film while stating that he will not be featured in X-Men: Apocalypse. Jackman revealed in February 2015 that he wanted to play the character until he dies. Following that news, on March 28, 2015, Jackman posted on his Instagram, "Wolverine… One Last Time." He also hinted at the film being an adaptation of the Old Man Logan comic storyline, which was confirmed by the story's writer, Mark Millar. In August 2015, Stewart revealed that he would have a significant role in the film. In January 2016, Jackman confirmed that a screenplay was close to completion, but did not know when filming will begin. In February 2016, Liev Schreiber, who portrayed Victor Creed / Sabretooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine said that he was in talks to reprise his role in the sequel. By April 2016, Boyd Holbrook was cast in the film to play an unnamed relentless and intense head of security for the Essex Corporation, while Richard E. Grant was revealed to have been cast as an as-of-yet unnamed mad scientist. In the same month, Simon Kinberg stated that the film would be set in the future. Towards the end of the month, Stephen Merchant was cast in an unspecified role. In May 2016, Eriq La Salle and Elise Neal were cast in unspecified roles.
Kinberg says the film "takes place in the future, and as you and others have reported, it is an R-rated movie. It’s violent, it’s kind of like a western in its tone. It’s just a very cool, different film."
In March 2015, Mangold anticipated filming would start "early next year." On May 9, 2016, Kinberg said filming had begun. Also in May, Elizabeth Rodriguez was in negotiations to join the cast. In late August 2016, filming for Logan wrapped.
The film is scheduled to be released on March 3, 2017. The title Logan was announced by Jackman on October 5, 2016.