Hugh Jackman Says There Are Some ‘Cool Ideas’ For THE WOLVERINE Sequel
We’re still waiting to see Hugh Jackman return as Wolverine in Days of Future Past, but there’s already been a lot of talk recently about the actor and director James Mangold teaming up again for a sequel to The Wolverine. Details are supposedly being ironed out for the duo’s return, but Jackman says there’s been some talks about what direction the sequel would take.
Speaking with EW, Jackman says he’s been talking to the director recently about some ideas, but the sequel isn’t a done deal just yet. The actor reiterates that he has to feel there’s a good reason for Wolverine to go off on his own again:
I was on the phone with Jim Mangold last night. There are some really cool ideas that I’m dying to tell you, but that would be giving away a secret that is not even [fully] formed yet.
I don’t want to dive into another one until we have a compelling reason to do another one. I love the character, he’s kind of like a best friend to me, and I don’t ever want to take [him] or the fans for granted. … I think we’ve got a great opportunity to make something really cool, but it has to be great. That’s what we’re all working toward.
Jackman‘s contract is up after Days of Future past, but that’s not really a problem. Ever since the first two X-Men films Jackman‘s Wolverine duties have been on a movie by movie basis. If he likes the script, he’s loved every single one so far, he’ll sign up. He’s wanting to work with Mangold again so it seems extremely likely we’ll see another Wolverine movie before long:
I started with a two-picture deal on the first two [X-Men films], and from that point on, it’s been movie by movie — not just me, but Fox and Jim and everyone. I do want to do it with Jim and with [producer] Lauren Shuler-Donner because we had such a great experience. I’m really proud of The Wolverine.”
I kind of am enjoying him more than ever… Being older helps playing Wolverine. He’s 200 or 300 years old — no one really knows — and he’s sort of world-weary. The actual working out gets harder and harder, I’ll admit.
It’s no surprise Jackman will come back. He loves the character and he’s a box office star. Fox will be trying to get him to grow the muttonchops and don the claws as many times as they can. I’m starting to think Jackman is just trying to stick around long enough to make one of the sequels Old Man Logan. He’s still very young and spry, but he keeps on signing up for more and more X-Men/Wolverine films. So Mangold and Jackman are seriously considering a return and it sounds like it will more than likely happen. What do you think about the proposed sequel?
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Source : EW