Hugh Jackman will play Wolverine for the final time in 2017, and while very little is known about the movie at this point, it has previously been revealed that Patrick Stewart’s Professor X will be showing up. That’s led many to believe the movie is essentially going to be X-Men 4, as we explore the new timeline created in X-Men: Days of Future Past, though there have also been hints that it will be an adaptation of Old Man Logan.
Unfortunately, we’re just going to have to wait and see on that, but the Australian actor is feeling very positive about how the script is coming together and has now dropped some very interesting details about how the leader of the X-Men is going to factor into his final adventure as Wolverine.
“I’ll be really honest with you, the actual script in its full form we’re up to about Page 60. Obviously there’s a treatment, so it’s not fully done yet, we’re not fully there. 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.”
Surprisingly, despite all the talk of this being Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine, he has yet to sign up to star in the movie, as he’s reluctant to say yes to a mediocre or unfinished script. As of right now though, it sounds like he’s very happy with the way it’s coming together (and let’s face it, you can’t blame him for being cautious after X-Men Origins: Wolverine).
“I’m saying ‘but’ and I’m sounding a little cagey because this is the last time I’m playing him, and I have just made the commitment to myself, really, and told everyone that until that script is perfect, until it is that perfect way to sign out, I’m not gonna start shooting. So that’s why I don’t wanna say ‘Yes’ for sure, because until Page 115, 120, whatever it is…”
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