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Wolverine 3 to explore Professor X's father/son relationship with Wolverine

09.24.2015

It's a little strange and a little sad to think that WOLVERINE 3 will be Hugh Jackman's final appearance as the character, but Jackman has been adamant that this final outing will be his best Wolverine film yet. We don't know much about what WOLVERINE 3 will bring us, but we do know that Patrick Stewart's Professor X will be putting in an appearance. Jackman spoke with Collider recently where he detailed where they're at in the scripting process and some of the ideas they're working on:

I’ll be really honest with you, the actual script in its full form we’re up to about Page 60. Obviously there’s a treatment, so it’s not fully done yet, we’re not fully there. Patrick does figure in it that’s for sure. I think it’s a really important relationship but I want to see signs of that quasi-father/son sort of relationship that has not been seen before, and sides of particularly Professor X that have not been seen before. So we have some really, really cool ideas.

Collider's article mentions, and I agree, that it's a fitting way to bring the characters full circle as the first X-Men film featured Professor X taking on more of a mentor/father relationship than he would in the sequels. Hugh Jackman mentions that he expects filming to begin next year (he's already begun training), but that he won't officially sign on to the project until he's sure that it will be perfect.

I’m saying ‘but’ and I’m sounding a little cagey because this is the last time I’m playing him, and I have just made the commitment to myself, really, and told everyone that until that script is perfect, until it is that perfect way to sign out, I’m not gonna start shooting. So that’s why I don’t wanna say ‘Yes’ for sure, because until Page 115, 120, whatever it is…

For Jackman's sake, and ours, I really hopes that he knocks this last one out of the park; nothing like leaving the new guy with some extra big shoes to fill. WOLVERINE 3 is set for a March 3, 2017 release.

Source: Collider

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