X-Men: Apocalypse looks to be one of the biggest and most ambitious X-Men films to date, but whether the anchor of the franchise, Hugh Jackman’s character of Wolverine, will be returning is still in question.
In a recent interview with MTV, Jackman was asked whether he currently has any involvement or discussions with Bryan Singer regarding his 2016 follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past.
“I have been speaking to the guys, but I’m not at liberty to tell exactly what’s going on, which is largely framing my answer here”.
“But there’s still a lot unknown about that, actually”. He further teased that “there are some very exciting things about integrating the whole X-Men world, including the Wolverine movie. There’s some really cool things going on”.
Indeed, there are some interesting wheels in motion on the X-Me” front. Not only is Apocalypse in the near future, but the Ryan Reynolds-starring Deadpool is finally on the way, targeting a February 2016 release date. There are rumblings that Fox’s X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises could cross over, too, but that’s nothing more than rumor for now.
Beyond that, there’s another planned Wolverine solo movie in the works, the third of its kind following the poorly received “X-Men Origins” and the widely loved “The Wolverine.” Who can say where the next film will fit on that spectrum, but for his part, Jackman says that he and writer David James Kelly are “working on it really hard.”
“I’m very, very excited about that, actually,” he said.