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Hugh Jackman Talks Up Third Wolverine Solo Movie
'There are some really cool ideas that I’m dying to tell you...'

15 November 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Remember, remember, November 5? That was the day the news emerged that after the success of The Wolverine - which has the second biggest box office haul of the whole X-franchise, behind X-Men: The Last Stand - director James Mangold, producer Lauren Shuler Donner and star Hugh Jackman were interested in making a third solo Wolverine movie. Now, Jackman has opened up (a little bit) about why he's back on board to Entertainment Weekly.

Previously, the 45-year-old Jackman had hinted that his time as Logan wasn't going to last forever. "It’s nearing the end,” he said back in September. “I do feel that. If there are any more movies, there would have to be a really good reason for it.” Fortunately, it seems like a good reason has arrived.

It’s nearing the end,” he said. “I do feel that. If there are any more movies, there would have to be a really good reason for it.”
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“I was on the phone with Jim Mangold last night,” Jackman told EW. “There are some really cool ideas that I’m dying to tell you, but that would be giving away a secret that is not even [fully] formed yet.”

“I started with a two-picture deal on the first two [X-Men films], and from that point on, it’s been movie by movie — not just me, but Fox and Jim and everyone,” he says. “I do want to do it with Jim and with [producer] Lauren Shuler-Donner because we had such a great experience. I’m really proud of The Wolverine.”

This may remind fans of the metal-clawed Canadian of something else Jackman said back in September: “I can tell you this, and I can say this now: I wasn’t sure that I would do another Wolverine movie after the first one,” he said. “I just felt that I hadn’t done the character justice, and that was a bit of a hole inside of me.” Modest to the last, there's no doubt he's a fan favourite, and has embodied the role in such a way as to leave anyone else thinking about filling his boots very nervous indeed.

Now, Jackman is singing a slightly different tune. “I am enjoying him more than ever… being older helps playing Wolverine. He’s 200 or 300 years old — no one really knows — and he’s sort of world-weary. The actual working out gets harder and harder, I’ll admit.”

“I love the character, he’s kind of like a best friend to me, and I don’t ever want to take [him] or the fans for granted. … I think we’ve got a great opportunity to make something really cool, but it has to be great. That’s what we’re all working toward.”

Do you want to see Jackman come back for one last hack-and-slash after Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days Of Future Past? If that movie serves as a sort of franchise reboot, considering the timey-wimey wibbly-wobbly stuff, there may be a space for a new Wolverine down a new trouser of time, but is that a world we want to live in? Who could you see playing him, if Jackman shaves off his beard once and for all?

Before you answer those questions, read our in-depth discussion as to what to do with a third Wolverine - especially considering the timeline tricksiness - over in this direction, and remember that The Wolverine is out on Blu-ray and DVD now. Jackman is currently shooting Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi comedy Chappie in South Africa, so look forward to seeing that at some point in 2015.


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With Hugh Jackman rapidly approaching 50, if they wanted to end this series, the Old Man Logan storyline would be damn near a perfect way to go out. Granted, there would be some licensing issues with different studios owning the rights to different parts of the Marvel universe, but they could be creative and work it out. They would probably want to change the end(where the Hulk reveals that he raped his cousin and the cannibal bits), but I really feel like once Hugh takes off the claws, no one e More

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I must say I only just watched the latest Wolverine movie and I quite enjoyed it I will admit. It wasn't flawless but I still thought it was way better than then last movie. I have to say though that they should just stop trying to please too many audiances and make a movie thats a little more graphic after all he is killing people with 6 knives lol. <p> They need to try something a little different for what should be his final outing and not so polished for kids. More

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