The untitled Wolverine 3 movie has an update. Hugh Jackman gave a status report on where he and the rest of the crew stands. Collider did a quick interview, and from the mentioned growing facial hair and pectoral muscles, one could ascertain how far along he is in at least developing himself and, hopefully, his mutton chops for the role. Hugh said this is his last Wolverine movie.
Last year, Jackman spoke of how the film will focus on Professor Xavier and Logan’s relationship, according to Collider. In the original X-Men movies, it was Xavier who was attempting to get Wolverine to come join up with the school and be a part of the mutant group. It took some coaxing, but back then, Logan was focused on what had happened to him and exploring his origins after the experiments by Ted Stryker. Xavier was supportive in that.
So is this the focus of Wolverine 3? Also, at the end of the 2009 solo film, he did come across the younger Xavier when rescuing mutants. Will it pick up from where it started there?
Last year, Jackman talked about how far along they were with the movie script back then, and he said they were up to around page 60. He also talked about how he desired to see signs of their “quasi-father/son” relationship.
“Patrick 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.”
There was even a movie rumor via the YouTube show Popcorn Talk where El Mayimbe of Heroic Hollywood made an appearance. From him came the idea that the Wolverine 3 storyline could be taken from the Old Man Logan series of comics. This is kind of interesting and funny at the same time, as this kind of spoofs Hugh Jackman’s “retirement” as the character.
Today, Hugh gave a Wolverine 3 movie update that wasn’t too far off the mark from last year, except that it’s almost done. Jackman also had given the impression that the ability to start filming is based on how “perfect” he thinks the movie script is.
“I don’t have a firm date yet. My thing and I’ve told you and I’ve told everyone, it’s my last one, for me I want it to be perfect, so the moment I know it’s perfect, bang, we’ll go.”
Hugh Jackman even told Entertainment Weekly the same thing.
“I don’t have a start date because we’re not going to have start dates until we have that script perfect.”
If anyone recalls The Wolverine, directed by James Mangold, the film leaves off where X-Men: Days of Future Past picks up. He’s greeted at the airport by Magneto and Xavier. Keep in mind, that was the timeline where he was in mourning for Jean Grey during his stint with the Silver Samurai in Japan. Now that Jean Grey is alive in the new timeline, it’d be interesting how the X-Men: Apocalypse movie will pan out.
The untitled Wolverine 3 movie has no release date yet, much less a filming start, but so far, the crew is director Mangold and writer Michael Green, and stars Jackman and Stewart at this point.
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