Jackman loves playing Wolverine and previously went on record saying he’s not in it for the money. He’s even producing The Wolverine, which tells the tale of Logan’s travels to Japan – a story that Jackman wanted to be a part of ever since he joined X-Men. Three years ago, when X-Men Origins: Wolverine debuted, he jokingly said he’d play the character “eleven more” times.
“I always say, ‘oh, I’m never doing another one,’ until I see the script. It has to be something. But in the superhero world, those kind of movies, ‘Wolverine’ is by far the most interesting… So I’ll do eleven more and that’s it!”
Of course, it was easy then for me to say yesterday, after the Stewart and McKellen casting announcements, that Jackman would sign up as well. And he will.
This raises two interesting questions:
- With headliners from the X-Men trilogy coming aboard, will that make it easier to bring back the others? Do they want to for this story?
- How will this affect The Wolverine?