After 14 years and seven appearances (more than any other actor in a comic book role), Hugh Jackman says he’s just about done with the part that made him a household name.
Wolverine 3 (whatever it would be called), set for a tentative 2017 release, will be the last time he grows out those sideburns, if that movie even happens. Jackman tells SFX, “If I did another one I’m 99.9% sure it would be the last, so that will inform what it is for me.”
Just how up in the air is the film?
Jackson says, “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..”
He doesn’t exactly sound like he expects it to happen though. The actor (very candidly) seems disappointed with the films so far.
If the script is as good? 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!
It’s looking more and more like this month’s X-Men: Days of Future Past is Wolverine’s last hurrah.