With Hugh Jackman confirming that he is officially retired as The Wolverine (here), fans all over the planet are wondering who will play the character next…
And we may still have a while to wait to find out, but when (and if) the announcement is made, we shouldn’t be too worried as it looks like Jackman himself with have a say in who picks up his mantle.
Produced Simon Kinberg is keen to point out that at this point no-one is being poked at as the next Wolverine but it won’t be a decision undertaken lightly: “We haven’t even thought of the next iteration of Wolverine.
“For all of us, we were keeping our fingers crossed that the audiences would respond to ‘Logan’ the way they have. I can’t visualize in my head another Wolverine, but — if that day ever comes — we would talk to Hugh [Jackman] about it.”
Well, we’d like to think that Jackman would have a good idea what makes a decent replacement. Right? “The character will go on,” Jackman says, “Someone else will play it, for sure.”
And speaking of going on, one of the few disappointments in the Wolverine legacy on screen is that he never got to wear the iconic yellow and brown of the comics, but Jackman posted the image below on his Twitter of him holding the familiar mask.
Is there anything to the image? We doubt it… though some might speculate it teases an appearance in Deadpool 2, but we doubt it. For now at least.
Let us know what you all think, guys.
Logan takes place in the year 2029, where mutant births have become extremely rare. The defenders of mutant kind, the X-Men, are long gone, and the only remains of them are an old and struggling Charles Xavier and a weary Logan. Logan’s vaunted healing factor has slowed, and at times doesn’t seem to work at all. When a young mutant needs his help, Logan has to unsheathe his claws once more. His job isn’t over yet.
Logan stars Hugh Jackman (Logan), Boyd Holbrook (Donald Pierce), Patrick Stewart (Charles Xavier), Dafne Keen (Laura Kinney/X-23), Doris Morgado (Maria), Stephen Merchant (Caliban), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Gabriela), and Richard E. Grant (Dr. Zander Rice). James Mangold is directing and helped on the screenplay along with Scott Frank and Michael Green.
Logan hits theaters on March 3, 2017.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) March 9, 2017