Although he was there to represent the Oscar-winning Best Picture film Spotlight last night at the ceremony, Liev Schreiber gave some new hints at where the hard-R threequel to The Wolverine might go when it enters production.
In a brief interview with MTV News on the red carpet, the actor admitted that he’s been in talks about the possibility of returning as Sabertooth. Schreiber told them that “he’s mentioned it to me,” referring to the fact that Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, has contacted his old clawed frenemy about the new film, currently dubbed The Wolverine 3.
Here’s what the Ray Donovan actor had to say:
“We talked about it,” he told MTV News last night on the red carpet of the Academy Awards. “I don’t know. He’s mentioned it to me. The Old Man Logan story — that’s appealing. That’s something that I can do. Old, being the operative word.”
As these things go, it’s very far from a confirmation, but encouraging for fans of Schreiber’s depiction of the character in the otherwise universally awful X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It would be especially interesting (read: awesome) to see the two characters come to blows in The Wolverine 3‘s very violent and R-rated world.
Let us know what you think about Schreiber possibly returning to the world of the mutants in the comments below, and get all caught up with The Wolverine 3‘s Old Man Logan storyline here.