In the past year or so, Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold have been talking about the third and final solo “Wolverine” film which aims to begin production shortly ahead of an early 2017 release. In recent weeks much of the talk has been about the film’s likely use of the “Old Man Logan” storyline and an R-rating which will be required if that’s the case.
Before that though, earlier in the year, actor Liev Schreiber had been out doing some press and was asked about reprising the role of Victor Creed/Sabertooth from “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” to which he said he hadn’t heard anything. All the speculation before that point was just that – nothing more.
That looks to have changed now with the “Ray Donovan” star, talking to MTV News at the Oscars last night, suggesting he may be coming back after all: “We talked about it. I don’t know. He’s mentioned it to me. The Old Man Logan story – that’s appealing. That’s something that I can do. Old, being the operative word.”
Those comments aren’t a guarantee he’ll return, but does give fans hope that a Wolverine and Sabretooth battle – with proper blood and gore – might finally happen in the new film which opens early 2017.