Hugh Jackman has always been very vocal about his excitement at the possibility of a sequel to The Wolverine, and in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly has revealed that he is also actively pushing for it – recounting discussions he’s had with director James Mangold:
“I was on the phone with Jim Mangold last night,” says 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 do want to do it with Jim and with [producer] Lauren Shuler-Donner,” continues Jackman, “because we had such a great experience. I’m really proud of The Wolverine.”
But fans shouldn’t worry because Jackman’s overzealousness will not necessarily translate to a half-baked, rushed attempt, as he has also specified that for the project to push through, there needs to be a proper story that will justify popping the claws out once more:
“I don’t want to dive into another one until we have a compelling reason to do another one. 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.”
Via: Entertainment Weekly