Ok, Hugh, seriously, make up your mind. We all WANT you to play Wolverine forever. No one wants to follow Jackman. It’s probably the biggest recasting problem since Connery left the Bond franchise, but it IS going to happen, because Wolverine is always going to be around an X-Men movie. What Jackman can’t seem to commit to, though, is when he’s actually dropping the character.
At the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Wolverine’s fate, indeed his entire story arc in Singer’s X-verse was left very much up in the air, so it was extremely disconcerting to fans when Jackman in the space of a week went from saying he would “play Wolverine the rest of his life” to “I’m doing Wolverine 3 and then I’m done”. Now word from the set is that Jackman IS going to be a part of X-Men: Apocalypse and that the storyline for Wolverine 3 will be based off of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s “Old Man Logan” run.
First….phew. He absolutely needed to be in the next film and that’s a big question mark regarding it resolved. Old Man Logan is an awesome story, essentially it has an aged Wolverine in a future post-apocalyptic Marvel universe, where most of the heroes are dead and the US is carved up into little kingdoms ruled by various super villains. The problem is that FOX has rights to almost NONE of the major characters from that arc, so without completely rewriting it, I have no idea how that works. What lends it credibility is that currently in the comics, Marvel is undergoing a major reboot (they won’t call it that, but it is) and when the dust settles, it may be that Old Man Logan is the only Wolverine in the comics. So it looks like Hugh is doing TWO more films as Logan before retiring his freakishly in shape body. How those play out, we’ll have to see. X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters Summer 2016.