Hugh Jackman in Talks for 'X-Men: Apocalypse' & More Wolverine
Though Hugh Jackman indicated earlier this year that the sequel to The Wolverine might be his last outing as the adamantium clad mutant, a month later he pulled back citing X-Men: Days of Future Past as the force pulling him back to the franchise and the character that made him a star. There's been rumblings of him shooting X-Men: Apocalypse and the next solo chapter of Wolverine's story back-to-back, but as of now, Jackman told Josh Horowitz on The Happy Sad Confused Podcast (via Empire) that he's still in talks about his role in the future of X-Men, and nothing is set in stone. But there could be some bigger plans too.
When asked about his future in the X-Men franchise, Jackman said:
"There's still a lot unknown about that, actually. I have been speaking to the guys and I'm not at liberty to say exactly what's going on, [but] there are some very exciting things about integrating the whole X-Men world, including the Wolverine movie. There are some really cool things going on."
Much of the future of the franchise likely depends on how the story progresses in X-Men: Apocalypse, but at the same time, it'll be interesting to see how the solo Wolverine series continues after Days of Future Past basically wiped out the entire X-Men timeline. Will The Wolverine follow-up exist in a different future timeline, or will it follow Logan after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, perhaps in the 90s? Or maybe there's talks of that rumored Fantastic Four and X-Men crossover in the works (though it's been debunked a bit). There's also that Deadpool movie on the way, and Wolverine and Deadpool have quite the history in the comics (which wasn't done justice in X-Men Origins: Wolverine). What do you think?