Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold are hard at work on the script for the the upcoming sequel to The Wolverine. While speaking with Collider, Jackman revealed that they are about halfway through the script currently and he’s not ready to commit to shoot until everything is just right. He also revealed a little bit about where they might be going with his relationship with Charles Xavier in the film:
“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.”
Hugh Jackman revealed the outline is about 90% to where he wants it to be and that they’re almost at the point where he feels comfortable with the script. He also commented on what it’s going to be like to leave the role.
“I feel that I’m pushing harder than I’ve ever pushed before. I suppose the stakes just go up when you announce before your last season that this is your last season, you don’t want one game to not be your best… People ask me, ‘How are you gonna be able to let it go?’ To me the only way you can let it go is if you left blood every day on the studio floor.”
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The currently untitled sequel to The Wolverine is set to hit theaters on March 3, 2017.