The Wolverine 2: Hugh Jackman reveals “cool ideas” for script

Hugh Jackman confirms “really cool” Wolverine sequel plans with director James Mangold

Hugh Jackman as Logan in 2013's The Wolverine
Hugh Jackman as Logan in 2013’s The Wolverine

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, The Wolverine and X-Men: Days Of Future Past star Hugh Jackman confirmed that ideas are already bouncing around between himself and 3:10 To Yuma director James Mangold regarding The Wolverine sequel.

“I was on the phone with Jim Mangold last night,” said Jackman. “There are some really cool ideas that I’m dying to tell you, but that would be giving away a secret that is not even [fully] formed yet.

“I don’t want to dive into another one until we have a compelling reason to do another one,” he continued.

“I love the character, he’s kind of like a best friend to me, and I don’t ever want to take [him] or the fans for granted. … I think we’ve got a great opportunity to make something really cool, but it has to be great. That’s what we’re all working toward.”

James Mangold directs Tao Okamoto (Mariko) and Jackman on the set of The Wolverine
James Mangold directs Tao Okamoto (Mariko) and Jackman on the set of The Wolverine

The star also cleared up the confusion surrounding his contract for more Wolverine or X-Men films, which many believed had reached a critical phase, Downey Jr-style.

“I started with a two-picture deal on the first two [X-Men films], and from that point on it’s been movie by movie – not just me, but Fox and Jim and everyone,” Jackman revealed. “I do want to do it with Jim and with [producer] Lauren Shuler-Donner because we had such a great experience.

“I’m really proud of The Wolverine.”

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is released on 18 July 2014. The Wolverine is available 18 November 2013, pre-order it on DVD for £10Blu-ray for £15 or Blu-ray 3D for £20.