There has been a lot of talk about the next few projects in the X-Men franchise, and where the series would go after the completion of X-Men: Days of Future Past. After the completion of Days of Future Past, we will be moving on to the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse; however, thanks to a post to Director James Mangold’s Twitter account, we now know that the next Wolverine film will begin filming after the completion of X-Men: Apocalypse.
— Mangold (@mang0ld) March 15, 2014
Now, while this is very exciting news to X-Men fans, there is still a mutant-sized problem in this plan. Back in December we told you about an interview that Hugh Jackman did with Vanity Fair where he talked about his future as the foul-tempered, claw-wielding mutant.
According to Jackman himself, he has no commitments to the X-Men franchise beyond his role in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and is unsure if he will be returning to play the role in any further films. Now, he did not say that he was definitely out.
I don’t know whether or not I will do this next movie.” Jackman tells Vanity Fair. “I am really proud of this movie and I am excited to develop something with Jim Mangold from the beginning because that is a great ride. That’s exciting, to see what we come up with but I have a very high expectation of what it would need to be [for me to star in it] and if it doesn’t reach those, I won’t be doing it.”
It will certainly be an interesting journey between now and then to see what comes of the next two projects. At this point, it is unknown what route filmmakers plan to take with X-Men: Apocalypse, and which cast of characters will be involved in the film.
Would you be interested in seeing a new Wolverine film? More importantly, would you be interested in seeing a new Wolverine film if it was someone other than Hugh Jackman in the role? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled to be released on May 23, 2014. X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled two years later on May 27, 2016.