Cliff Martinez, the celebrated composer coming off work on Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon, is on board to score The Wolverine 3 for Fox and director James Mangold. That’s according to Film Music Reporter, confirming that Martinez will help close the book on Hugh Jackman’s tenure with those iconic, adamantium claws.
Production is well underway on Fox’s superhero threequel, with scores of set photos already beginning to surface online – sparking impassioned speculation in the process.
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Returning at the helm to direct is James Mangold, working from David James Kelly’s screenplay. Ever a fixture of 20th Century Fox’s superhero slate, Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past & Apocalypse) is producing the project alongside Lauren Shuler Donner. As for the cast, The Wolverine 3 currently boasts X-Men stalwart Patrick Stewart – who can be seen in some of those aforementioned set photos – Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Eriq La Salle and Elise Nea.
Boasting a “radical, different tone,” look for The Wolverine 3 to claw its way into theaters on March 3, 2017. To get a taste of what Martinez has to offer, you can check out The Neon Demon, which is now playing nationwide.
Source: Film Music Reporter