Bryan Singer and his creative team are currently prepping for production on X-Men: Apocalypse. The movie is going to bring several of the First Class and Days of Future Past cast members back together for more action along with younger versions of other characters like Cyclops and Jean Grey. So what about the involvement of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine? There has been a lot of speculation that he could be in the film, but there's been no confirmation.
Jackman talked a little big about what's going on in an interview the Happy Say Confused Podcast, and he teased it a little.
“I have been speaking to the guys, and I’m not at liberty to tell exactly what’s going on. Which is largely framing my answer here….But there’s still a lot unknown about that, actually. There are some very exciting things about integrating the whole X-Men world, including the Wolverine movie. There’s some really cool things going on.”
So even though we still don't know if he's going to be included in Apocalypse, we do know that the character will be back. The studio is currently developing a third Wolverine movie, which is scheduled to be released on March 3rd, 2017. Jackman says in the interview that he and writer David James Kelly are “working… really hard” on it. The director of The Wolverine, James Mangold, will also be back to bring it to the screen. When it was brought up in the conversation, Jackman said,
“I’m very, very excited about that, actually.”
So am I! The last Wolverine movie was really fun, and I enjoyed it. It's always good to see Jackman in his role for Wolverine. It would be cool if they found a place for him in Apocalypse. They must have if he's been in talks with the studio about it, but I think I'd rather wait to see him in Wolverine 3. I'm excited to see what story they tell in that film.
Singer will start shooting the film in Montreal beginning April 2015 for a May 27, 2016 release. Would you like to see Wolverine in the film, or should he take a back seat this time around like in First Class?