Hugh Jackman seems to be contemplating hanging up the adamantium, these days. He gave an interview with SFX Magazine where he spoke very candidly about how he’d probably not do more than one more Wolverine solo film. Check it out.
I don’t know [what’s happening with Wolverine 3 yet]. We’re talking it through. I still am very ambitious for the character. And tonally I feel like we corrected the ship with the last one. But I feel we can still go further, in a way. If I did another one I’m 99.9% sure it would be the last, so that will inform what it is for me.
Well, of course we’re looking at Old Man Logan, because that may be the only option left at this point! [laughs] We are looking at a lot of different storylines. No one has jumped out. You can tell from my answer that we’re still working it out. I’m working with Jim Mangold, which is exciting. Jim came on board The Wolverine after Darren [Aronofsky] left, so he inherited it. And of all the things that Jim can do, one of the great things he does is develop scripts. I’m excited to see what we can come up with, but I haven’t signed on signed on. I’m genuinely at that point where unless it’s better than the last one I’m not going to do it.
Next, the reporter asked what Hugh would do if the film was only as good but not a massive step forward.
Hm. I don’t know if that will get me across the line, man. I think it has to be better. I can still see where we can improve on the last one. I love the intimacy of that story, I liked the small stuff, I liked that it was a little unexpected. I don’t want to get into specifics, because it just upsets people, but there are certain parts of that story where I felt we were predictable. And I don’t think you need to do that with Wolverine. What’s exciting is that you can make it a more interior story, and people actually prefer that. And that was good to show and convince everyone – especially everyone who greenlights the movies!
The fact that they’re talking about Old Man Logan is a pretty interesting twist. Never in a million years would I have thought that Old Man Logan would end up on the big screen. However, if it does? I’ll be pretty amped about it.
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