After 15 years as Marvel’s most popular mutant character, Hugh Jackman is ready to hang up his claws after Wolverine 3 slashes its way into theaters. But according to Jackman, the only way that he’s reprising his iconic role again is if the Wolverine 3 script meets his very high expectations.
“I’m sounding a little cagey because this is the last time I’m playing him, and I have just made the commitment to myself, really, and told everyone that until that script is perfect, until it is that perfect way to sign out, I’m not gonna start shooting,’ said Jackman. “So that’s why I don’t wanna say ‘Yes’ for sure, because until Page 115, 120, whatever it is…”
And as it turns out, the Wolverine 3 script is far from finished.
“I’ll be really honest with you, the actual script in its full form we’re up to about Page 60,” noted Jackman. “Obviously there’s a treatment, so it’s not fully done yet, we’re not fully there. Patrick [Stewart] does figure in it that’s for sure. I think it’s a really important relationship but I want to see signs of that quasi-father/son sort of relationship that has not been seen before, and sides of particularly Professor X that have not been seen before. So we have some really, really cool ideas.”
Despite the unfinished script, Jackman reiterated that he plans to film Wolverine 3 next year and he said that he’s already started training for it.
“I really have known for quite a long time how I want to finish this sort of odyssey that I’ve been on, this amazing journey,” related Jackman. “And I won’t let it fall anywhere in between. I won’t fall short of it.”
Wolverine 3 is scheduled to be released on March 3, 2017.
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