by: S. Scott Stanikmas
In the world of film there are certain people that will be forever linked to certain roles. Christopher Reeve will forever be Superman. Robert Englund will always be Freddy Kreuger. And Hugh Jackman IS Wolverine.
Which makes it all the sadder that Jackman is donning the claws one last time and putting his time as Wolverine behind him. After over 15 years of playing the Canadian mutant, the sequel to the 2013 film The Wolverine will reportedly be the last time Jackman portrays the character.
Recently on Twitter, Jackman shared the first teaser image for the film, along with a question as to what the fans want to see in the next film:
There are rumors circulating that the next chapter in Wolverine’s cinematic life will be an adaptation of the Old Man Logan storyline from writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven. In that tale, Wolverine is living a quiet life in a dystopian future where the world is run by supervillains. In desperate need of cash, he takes a job running a package cross country with a blind Hawkeye.
I’ve said it before – Old Man Logan isn’t the right story. It involves too many characters that FOX doesn’t have the rights to and changing the story to the degree they would need to would be horrible.
James Magold, director of the 2013 film, will return to helm the sequel. He’ll be working off of a script from screenwriter David James Kelly.
The Wolverine sequel is slated to open in theaters March 3, 2017.