Hugh Jackman is getting ready to say goodbye to Wolverine. Jackman, who started playing the mutant in 2000’s “X-Men,” will portray the hero for the final time in “Wolverine 3.” While promoting his film “Eddie the Eagle” at Sundance, the Australian actor revealed that he’ll be putting on the adamantium claws for the last time very soon.
“We have a script,” Jackman told Collider. “A full script. To tell you, two days ago I got that the full, full, full finished — I mean, it’s not finished, but we’re getting super close — as you can see by the rate of my facial hair. That might give you a good clue that perhaps…yeah, it’s sooner rather than later.”
The actor also joked about his pectoral muscles growing and eating six meals a day, hinting that he is already training for the Twentieth Century Fox film. Watch him discuss the movie below:
“Wolverine 3,” which doesn’t yet have an official title, will be a follow-up to 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and 2013’s “The Wolverine.” Jackman wants the film to be even better than the others, and he has repeatedly explained that he won’t shoot the movie until the screenplay is just right.
“I don't have a start date because we're not going to have start dates until we have that script perfect,” he told Entertainment Weekly in October 2015. “It matters too much to me. I care too much about the character, about the audience, and when you say it's going to be your last one, I just want to leave everything on the table. Absolutely everything.”
While filmmakers have been very tight-lipped about the 2017 movie’s plot, fans can expect Jackman’s final outing to be a big deal. As previously reported, Jackman announced that he would leave the role of Wolverine on “The Dr. Oz Show” in May 2015. The 47-year-old said it was “the right time” to exit.
“Wolverine 3” is scheduled to hit theaters March 3, 2017.