While he’s said it before, Hugh Jackman seems incredibly adamant that the upcoming Wolverine movie will be his last go-around with the character. Jackman was the undeniable breakout of Bryan Singer’s 2000 comic-book film X-Men, which itself paved the way for the modern superhero genre, and he’s been in every X-Men film since—and there have been a lot of X-Men movies. The jury’s still out on whether he’ll break that trend in the currently filming X-Men: Apocalypse, but Jackman is currently readying himself for the third standalone Wolverine movie, and he’s outsourcing the story to the fans.
Okay not really, but the actor just tweeted a cheeky photo teasing the last Wolverine movie and wants to know what fans want to see in the film. The Wolverine director James Mangold is back at the helm and the two are no doubt knee-deep in developing the story with screenwriter Michael Green, but it’s nice to see Jackman staying in touch with fans throughout the process—just don’t let them write the movie.
Rumors have swirled that the film may be pulling material from the Old Man Logan comic-book arc, which were then further fueled when an offhand joke made by Jackman at Comic-Con was taken seriously by some outlets.
It’s unlikely that this untitled Wolverine movie will be a straight adaptation of any of the comics arcs, but I’m definitely curious to see how Jackman and Mangold plan to wrap up the actor’s tenure with the character while also keeping the post-Days of Future Past timeline ripe for further X-Men films. Apocalypse takes place in the 80s, but it’s introducing young versions of mutants like Cyclops and Jean Grey, and Singer recently confirmed that a crossover between the X-Men and Fantastic Four is in the cards. As all these Fox-owned Marvel universes appear to be on a collision course, it appears that Wolverine may be exiting stage left. Until the reboot of the character 5 years down the line, that is.
Check out Jackman’s tweet and image below. The untitled Wolverine film is slated for release on March 3, 2017.
My last time putting on the claws. What do you want to see happen? 50 words or less. I’ll read as many as I can. pic.twitter.com/ksA1Gii5tf
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) July 27, 2015