Hugh Jackman Says Wolverine 3 Will Explore Father/Son Relationship With Professor X
"I won’t let it fall anywhere in between. I won’t fall short of it."
It’s the end of an era! Hugh Jackman told Collider about what fans can expect from his last run as Wolverine. After portraying the character for so long, he’s doing his best to give us the perfect end. Jackman’s especially interested in exploring the relationship between Wolverine and Professor X in Wolverine 3:
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.
The mentorship dynamic between the two is definitely something that it’d be cool to see more of, but Jackman say the work is definitely still in progress. He does have some citations though:
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…
Jackman says they hope to shoot next year, and he’s already started the training for it.
I’m trying to do something with this that’s a little special, a little different. I’ve got a very, very strong idea of what that is. I really have known for quite a long time how I want to finish this sort of odyssey that I’ve been on, this amazing journey. And I won’t let it fall anywhere in between. I won’t fall short of it.
Check out the full interview on Collider, and prepare your hearts for the end.
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