Hugh Jackman Is 99.9% Sure 'Wolverine 3' Will Be His Last 'X-Men' Movie

The actor claims he hasn't signed on for this sequel directed by James Mangold yet, though they are considering an 'Old Man Logan' story arc.

In early March, actor Hugh Jackman teased that he may soon retire as Wolverine in the lucrative X-Men franchise for 20th Century Fox. Though The Wolverine director James Mangold had signed onto return for Wolverine 3, Jackman wasn't so sure he would be back, hoping to hand off the role to someone else. He would only agree to take on the sequel if the story was perfect. Later that month, David James Kelly was hired to write the script, and it seemed that Hugh Jackman had finally agreed to appear in the spinoff sequel. But not so fast! According to the actor, who is now promoting his seventh turn as Logan in X-Men: Days of Future Past, he still hasn't signed on.

Not only that, he says that if he does agree to return, which is very likely, it will surely be his last turn as the healing mutant with adamantium claws. How sure is he? 99.9%! This is what he had to saw when asked if he was coming back for Wolverine 3.

"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."

In his conversation with SFX, the actor claims that he and James Mangold are currently looking at Mark Millar's 'Old Man Logan' story arc. Also, it will not take place in Japan.

"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."

The storyline of 'Old Man Logan' would have to be drastically changed, as it features a number of characters currently owned by Marvel Studios.

Last week, Marvel announced that they are killing off the Wolverine character in a four-part series debuting this September. The story finds Logan stripped of his healing powers that have kept him alive for decades upon decades. Its possible that Wolverine 3 could incorporate some of these elements in the movie. It would be a perfect way to have the character killed off on-screen so that it can be properly rebooted in the future. Its possible that Hugh Jackman wasn't yet aware of Marvel's plans when he did this interview.

Wolverine 3 comes to theaters March 3rd, 2017 and stars Hugh Jackman. The film is directed by James Mangold.

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Comments (23)

  1. undeadslayer4

    @shuabert no unless someone broke into the studio and stole the footage and found out Spock died and besides they obviously resurrected him after he had his moment just like did in ITD

    6 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  2. Josh

    @undeadslayer4 Not necessarily. Directors often rewrite parts of a script, but what I'm saying is it's up to the people crafting the story whether they want certain characters to live or die, not the fans. Do you think Star Trek fans went into Wrath of Khan expecting it to end with the death of Spock?

    6 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  3. undeadslayer4

    @shuabert so the director basically has no choice if the writers decide to kill off a character the director has to follow that

    6 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. Josh

    @undeadslayer4 Um...only the writers decide what they're "supposed to" do. The original plan was to kill Jack in the pilot of LOST, and Han Solo in the first Star Wars. Writers make decisions, and sometime they decide to kill people.

    Serenity kills two main characters, actually.

    6 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  5. undeadslayer4

    @shuabert they do because there suppost to do that im talking killing off a main character and yes i have seen a joss whedon film Serenity and it doesnt kill off any of the major characters except one

    6 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  6. Josh

    @undeadslayer4 They kill off characters who are part of a universe all the time. Dumbledore? Darth Vader? Boromir?

    There have to be real stakes for a story to have any weight. If you don't think Joss Whedon is going to kill off one of the Avengers, you haven't seen anything Joss Whedon has ever made.

    6 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  7. undeadslayer4

    @shuabert because hes part of the marvel universe in the comics they even care about any of the characters they just kill them off in "alternate" universes

    6 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  8. Josh

    @undeadslayer4 How is it like that at all?

    6 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  9. undeadslayer4

    @writer220 it shouldnt happen wolverine is the one who holds the x men together

    6 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  10. undeadslayer4

    @shuabert i disagree killing off wolverine is not a good thing its like destroying the entire marvel universe altogether

    6 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  11. Josh

    Mix Old Man Logan with elements of the current Death of Wolverine arc. That seems perfect.

    6 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  12. cvnt$top

    @therealGoku not in the sense of death. The end of Jackman's run. Hopefully the character altogether, but I doubt that part.

    6 months agoby @cvntstopFlag

  13. The Real Goku

    @cvntstop wolverine didn't die in old man Logan though. It just opened up the story for more. So how would it be a good send off?

    6 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  14. Jonnred

    Then they need to do a version of Old Man Logan for the next Wolverine or they should do the upcoming Death of Wolverine.

    6 months agoby @jonnredFlag

  15. Michael Kolesik

    Hopefully this means the death of this crappy franchise.

    6 months agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  16. Bellandedward1

    Its make since that Wolverine 3 would be his final performance since Marvel made the announcement that they are killing him off in the comics with a new issus entitled the Death of Logan so this could translated on to film but Wolverine deserves a proper farewell since he is the most recognised character of the X- MEN

    6 months agoby @bellandedward1Flag

  17. cvnt$top

    I havent read it but I think its a fantastic idea. Of course, major characters wont be in it, but it'll be a proper send off in the film universe. So, thats the only wolverine film I want right now..

    6 months agoby @cvntstopFlag

  18. Erikajinx

    @therealGoku some of it but I just want to see daken appear and have a darker wolverine

    6 months agoby @ErikajinxFlag

  19. The Real Goku

    @Erikajinx did you actually read old man Logan??

    6 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  20. Erikajinx

    I hope they do old man Logan considering that it could be a proper send off and no more solos and I hope his son daken makes an appearance

    6 months agoby @ErikajinxFlag

  21. The Real Goku

    PLEASE DONT make "oldman Logan" I read the comics. And a movie based off of them will be extremely watered down. These wolverine movies are bad enough as it is. Plus the old man Logan story included the hulk and the hulks grandchildren was the main villains and hawkeye etc. I doubt they can keep the story and blood level how it was

    6 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  22. Brizzy

    And it will have been an exceptional run. This man has portrayed Wolverine better than any other actor has portrayed any other hero.
    Spot on.

    6 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  23. Writer220

    Okay, he says its his last Logan film but for some strange reason i no longer believe him. I bet in a few years that Hugh will return to do 3 films of old man logan back to back, like what PJ did for the Hobbit films.
    Since it keep him in the franchise for some time.

    6 months agoby @writer220Flag