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.”
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.”