For a while now, Hugh Jackman has been teasing that he plans to retire from The Wolverine role sometime in the near future. With which film though it wasn’t made quite clear.
Then came reports that “The Wolverine” director James Mangold had signed on to return for a follow-up to that 2013 film, and Jackman had apparently agreed to return as well.
Now, out doing the first round of press for “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” Jackman tells SFX he still hasn’t signed on. He then goes on to say even if he does, it will be his final outing as the character:
“I don’t know yet. We’re talking it through. I still am very ambitious for the character. And tonally I feel like we corrected the ship with the last one. But I feel we can still go further, in a way. If I did another one I’m 99.9% sure it would be the last, so that will inform what it is for me.”
He confirmed he and Mangold are currently considering Mark Millar’s ‘Old Man Logan’ story arc, but nothing is set in stone yet:
“Of course we’re looking at Old Man Logan, because that may be the only option left at this point! [laughs] We are looking at a lot of different storylines. No one has jumped out. You can tell from my answer that we’re still working it out.”
It’s a fitting time to talk Wolverine’s end as last week Marvel announced that they are killing off the character in a four-part series debuting this September in which Logan is stripped of his healing powers.
Jackman returns to screens as the character in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” which the MPAA has just granted a PG-13 rating to for “sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language.”