Jackman Won’t Do “Wolverine 3” Until Ready

The first was an outright dud, the second a big step up but still not quite on the money. Therefore, actor Hugh Jackman says that the upcoming third standalone “Wolverine” movie won’t happen until it’s just right.

The project, which will serve as the last time Jackman dons the adamantium claws, is currently in the midst of scripting and the actor tells Collider that he’d rather the film did not happen rather than going forward and being only average:

“I feel that I’m pushing harder than I’ve ever pushed before. I suppose the stakes just go up when you announce before your last season that this is your last season, you don’t want one game to not be your best… People ask me, ‘How are you gonna be able to let it go?’ To me the only way you can let it go is if you left blood every day on the studio floor.”

“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.”

Jackman confirmed the plan for now is to start shooting next year and “I won’t let it fall anywhere in between. I won’t fall short of it.”