James Mangold’s The Wolverine was arguably Hugh Jackman‘s best outing as Canada’s cigar chomping, claw slashing, superhero to date. Grossing $414.7 million at the worldwide box office and being the second-highest grossing film in the “X-Men” franchise behind X-Men: The Last Stand‘s $459.4 million, it’s no wonder there’s talks of another solo film. Yeah, as if appearing 8 times wasn’t 8 times too many (sorry, I for one, don’t like Jackman as Wolverine) Mangold and Jackman are collaborating on another film. Jackman spoke to Entertainment Weekly and said he and Mangold have some really cool ideas:
“I don’t want to dive into another one until we have a compelling reason to do another one,” he explains. “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… I was on the phone with Jim Mangold last night. 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 have the coolest idea ever. Stop making these movies! Yes, The Wolverine was indeed much better then X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but it still wasn’t a great movie. You can polish shit all you want, it’s still shit. Both films really squandered the potential of the source material. At least that’s my opinion anyway. I’m just tired of being disappointed, you know?
How do you all feel? Am I just being lame-ass curmudgeon, or do you folks want more Jackman’s Wolverine?