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Jackman for Wolverine 3 and X-Men Apocalypse?
Back to Back?
By Robert T. Trate
May 12, 2014
Where will Wolverine 3 go?
It looks as if Collider.com may have gotten the big reveal out of both Hugh Jackman and the producers of the X-Men movies. While doing press interviews for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past Jackman revealed that he would like to do Wolverine 3 and X-Men Apocalypse back to back.
Collider: One of the things people don’t realize is that you went from shooting The Wolverine to this…
HUGH JACKMAN: I did Prisoners in between.
Collider: But it was pretty close.
JACKMAN: Pretty close. It was about four months in between.
Collider: Is that something you’d want to do in the future, let’s say for X-Men: Apocalypse and another Wolverine sequel? Or is that something where you think that’s too much?
JACKMAN: No, in a weird way that has crossed my mind if that’s the way things play out, because physically, even though I was complaining about it because I found out about [X-Men: Days of Future Past] a month before I finished The Wolverine, so I was already planning on my cheat meals. It’s much easier because it’s tough to get there, physically, but once you’re there, it’s easier to maintain it.
That isn’t an official confirmation but it looks as if he indeed thinking about it. The idea of doing this next two X-Men films back to was later confirmed by producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutcher Parker.
Collider: It seemed what [Jackman] was saying to me was that in an ideal world, X-Men: Apocalypse and another Wolverine solo movie would be, in an ideal world, filmed very close together to keep his physique. So are you guys planning to film them that way?
LAUREN SHULER DONNER: We’re trying
HUTCHER PARKER: We are.
DONNER: We’re absolutely trying, yes.
Collider: Is there any target for when you’re going to film Apocalypse or the next Wolverine?
DONNER: Well, we announced Apocalypse to come out in 2016, so that means we have to shoot next summer. And then we’d have to shoot our new Wolverine movie either before or after that. I think after because it will come out after.
PARKER: And as much as you have an ambition for these things, it is, as you said about Hugh, getting a script that everybody feels is ready and right. Because that is the foundation on which everything is built. So I think the goal will be Apocalypse for 2016, which means at the latest [filming begins] in summer 2015, and then the same thing with Wolverine, either before or after, but based on the script.
It sounds to good to be true. Do you think we will get more turns of Jackman as Wolverine? Watch the full interviews below.
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