Hugh Jackman Offers 'Wolverine 3' Update: It's "Very Different in Tone"
It's only six months away, but the third Wolverine film is in many ways still a mystery — with no trailer, poster or even a proper title yet revealed.
But star Hugh Jackman promises there will be some news dropping within the next week or so about what's being billed as his final appearance as the mutant hero.
"We've finished shooting. I just saw [director] Jim Mangold today. He's editing away and finishing that," Jackman told ET Online. "There's going to be some stuff coming out in the next week or so. That's all I'll say. I'm not good. I’m the kind of person who tells everybody everything. Basically it's going to be different. Very different in tone and hopefully to anything we've done."
Speculation has swirled that "Old Man Logan," the 2008-09 Mark Millar storyline telling the tale of an aged Wolverine, would be inspiration for the film, which also stars Patrick Stewart as Prof. X. When ET offered that this time Wolverine "is older," Jackman responded with a smile, "which is a good thing. Easy for me to play."
Jackman's first solo adventure, 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, was a miss with fans, but 2013's The Wolverine was much better received. With Jackman referring to a different tone, its violence and language is said to be enough to get the film an R-rating, with producer Simon Kinberg confirming it takes place in the future and has a western feel.