Earlier saw Hugh Jackman recommend Tom Hardy as the next Wolverine, and now in the above video Jackman talks about his last time as the adamantium clawed bersker.
First Hugh Jackman comments on Patrick Stewart reprising as Professor Xavier offering he wants to see something from Professor X that hasn’t been done before with mention of a father/son relationship with Logan. Jackman also mentions the script isn’t complete, but the treatment is, which he is “90% happy” with.
Here is the Patrick Stewart blurb:
“I’ll be really honest with you, the actual script in its full form we’re up to about page 60. Obviously there’s a treatment, so it’s not fully done yet. We’re not fully there. Patrick does figure in it, that’s for sure. I think it’s a really important relationship, but I want to see signs of that quasi-father/son sort of relationship that has not been seen before, and sides of particularly Professor X that have not been seen before. So we have some really, really cool ideas.”
As Jackman mentioned the script isn’t complete, he says he isn’t committing to the movie unless he is sure everything is going to be done right. Jackman does mention he is currently in training and dieting for the role, and if everything goes right, they should start shooting next year.
“…this is the last time I am playing him. I’ve just made the commitment to myself really, and told everyone until that script is perfect, until it is that perfect way to sign out, I’m not going to start shooting…
“I’m trying to do something with this that is a little special, a little different. I’ve got a very, very strong idea of what that is. I really have known for quite a long time how I want to finish this, sort of odyssey that I’ve been on, this amazing journey, and I won’t let it fall anywhere in between. I won’t fall short of it.”
The untitled Wolverine sequel has a planned 2017 release with James Mangold returning to direct.