Hugh Jackman in Talks for 'X-Men: Apocalypse' & More Wolverine

December 16, 2014
Source: HappySadConfused


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?

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While I like Jackman as an actor, and as Wolverine, I feel like it's time for him (and all the Jackman fanboys) to move on and let someone else take the role.

TheOct8pus on Dec 16, 2014


I concur.

Rock n Rollllll on Dec 16, 2014


I'd like the focus on the Wolverine character to shift, but let Jackman still play him in Apocalypse. That way his characters is consistent in the two X-men trilogies.

Snev De la Fontaine on Dec 16, 2014


There are other X-Men you know.

Brian Sleider on Dec 16, 2014


My interest in the X-Men franchise has really been eroded away. Believe it or not, it was Days of Future Past that really put the nail in the coffin. I know lot of people liked it, but for me, it was effectively a franchise killer.

Chris Groves on Dec 16, 2014


I personally still really like them. All of them, even. But I can see why it would erode. In fact, I think it's quite remarkable how this franchise still attracts positive attention (from me included) to what is effectively variations on the same theme.

Snev De la Fontaine on Dec 16, 2014


It feels like a TV series, how they're all so similar. I enjoy watching them all but I'm not really invested.

OfficialJab on Dec 16, 2014


Yeah. I mean, I'm big on continuity issues in film, I don't like it when details, big or small, don't 'line up' across multiple films...forming a consistent, clear, cohesive continuity. The X-Men franchise was pretty notorious for saying 'Well, whatever' when it came to matching specific details across the films. It has been that way since the very beginning. And when Days of Future Past seems just as concerned with "explaining continuity errors" as it was with telling its own story...that almost makes it all that much worse....and I don't particularly like the idea of "erasing/undoing" key events from past films. DOFP felt like a huge piece of franchise fixing and "fan appeasement" in those regards, so I just don't feel invested in where the series goes from here.

Chris Groves on Dec 16, 2014


To be hoenst i preconceived that it would bomb judging from his previous X-men (1 & 2) but i really did enjoy DOFP. I felt he made a pretty good comeback. However; now with Apocalypse coming into the picture, I'm once again pretty worried how he will do justice to Apocalypse. He is my favorite Marvel villain of all time and bringing him to life will be a challenge and i'm not quite sure if Bryan is able to do it even though DOFP was in a sense a redemption.

Rock n Rollllll on Dec 16, 2014


I'm not a big comic reader, so sticking to the comic book story-line wasn't one of my criteria. As a film it just deflated my interest in the series.

Chris Groves on Dec 17, 2014


The force pulling him back is the money.

CoosCoos on Dec 16, 2014


Hugh, can you kindly please just FUCK OFF!

Have Hope on Dec 16, 2014


This is one of my favorite The Oatmeal comics:

TheOct8pus on Dec 16, 2014


can this please be the movie they break out the damn yellow suit???

jay on Dec 16, 2014


Been asking for that for years. I think that was one of the most iconic suits in Marvel.

Rock n Rollllll on Dec 16, 2014


Wolverine.... yay.

xShineyxDiverx on Dec 16, 2014


Yeah duh. Wolverine is Jackman. Jackman is Wolverine. Possibly the best super hero casting ever.

DAVIDPD on Dec 16, 2014


Not trying to be a jerk here , I like Hugh Jackman but maybe its time to give someone else a shot at the role?

Christopher Philip Cinquegrano on Dec 16, 2014


I like Hugh Jackman as an actor but his Wolverine has never done it for me. I blame the writing more than the actor. I'm glad they killed him in the comics for now. his transformation from animalistic rage filled anti hero to super popular kiddie hero made him repetitive and boring. the biggest failing of the portrayal is the lack of fine details about his abilities, his inner struggles and most of all his willingness to do in an instant what most others would be to squeamish to accomplish. one basic example is how he is surprised in the woods by a bear - how could a big ass stinky bear creep up on a mutant with superhuman senses who is a master tracker and killer? I could go on with many other examples but unfortunately FOX is at war with Disney and X-Men characters are doomed to shareholder film making for eternity.

MrKuel on Dec 16, 2014

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