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Jackman for Wolverine 3 and X-Men Apocalypse?

Back to Back?

By Robert T. Trate     May 12, 2014
Source: Collider.com


Where will Wolverine 3 go?
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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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kinetoscope 5/12/2014 8:28:44 AM

 Yeah... keep em coming. I love how the library of Superhero movies has grown over the past 10 years. I hope show like Arrow, SHIELD, Gothamn, and the Netflix series lead to even more. It's a good time to be a fan.

violator14 5/12/2014 8:38:49 AM
 Dont have time to watch the full interviews, but it doesnt seem like they asked the million dollar question.

Who will direct the movie now that the name of Bryan Singer the violator of boys, has been tarnished forever? 

Eldogg42 5/12/2014 8:51:43 AM

PLEASE, I beg you!  Don't let Wolverine be more then a cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse!!  I've had enough of X-men movies where Wolverine is the Center of the movie!  Let someone else be that guy.  Let Wolverine star in his own movie, There are a thousand other mutants that deserve screen time.  Wolverine had his time.

Rizing 5/12/2014 9:33:53 AM

It's impressive that Jackman has played Wolverine now for almost 20 years. But I think the producers know that he's going to retire soon. I like his Wolverine. But the movies have not been outstanding for me. 

Agreed with kinetoscope: It is a great time to be a fan boy.

javaone 5/12/2014 10:32:50 AM

Wait...almost 20 years? I'll have to go back and check but I thought X-Men came out in 2000. Either way it's refreshing (and rare) to have an actor play a role for this many movies. No matter who comes after him, he will always be Wolverine in my mind.

DarthBob 5/12/2014 11:10:42 AM

It hasn't been 20 years, X-Men was released in July, 2000.

Jackman is one of the primary reasons why these movies haven't royally sucked.  His cameo in X-Men: First Class was the best part of the movie.

Higgy 5/12/2014 11:28:07 AM

Why has Bryan Singer's name been tarnished?  I don't read the news so did he do something weird or is this just you not liking him Violator?  Just curious.

Eldogg42 5/12/2014 11:32:32 AM

Cut rizing some slack.  He said ALMOST 20 years.  He rounded up.  And once Wolverine 3 is out, it will be closer to 20 years of Stealing screen time from every X-man on film. 

And the best part of X-Men: First class was that it was ONLY a cameo.  We got to see other mutants for a change!  I liked Jackman as Wolvie, just not Wolvie as the star in every movie that has to do with mutants.

6dra6on6 5/12/2014 1:05:04 PM

Violator, I'm with Higgy in that I haven't been up on the news. What's this about Singer violating boys???

reek 5/12/2014 1:27:31 PM

 I love how Donner & Parker say that the most important consideration is a good script that everyone can get behind.  Where was that ethic when Donner  was producing Last Stand and Wolverine Origins?  The X producers at FOX wouldn't know a good script if it stuck three adamantium claws up their collective asses.  That's not to say none of the X films havebeen good, but so much hinges on the director, not hacks like Lauren Schuler Donner

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