A couple of months ago, Hugh Jackman posted to his Twitter feed an invitation for fans to let him know what they’d like to see in the third Wolverine solo movie. Now chances are that director James Mangold and his team have a pretty firm handle on what they’re going to do for the film, up to and including a rumor that the plot will be taken from the graphic novel Old Man Logan, but still, fan feedback has its benefits. So what did Jackman an the gang gleam from their little social media invite? Well, it seems that fans want the return of Wolverine’s arch-nemesis, which, according to Jackman, is a very real possibility.
The revelation came while Jackman was talking to the Sydney Confidential podcast. As you’ll note below, the actor said that prominent among the suggestions – aside from requests that Jackman rethink his decision to make Wolverine III his last – is a reprise from the character’s long time comic book nemesis Victor Creed, AKA: Sabretooth. Jackman didn’t say for certain whether that will happen, but given his words below, he would one of the few people able to provoke a *certain* reaction in the mutant with razor sharp claws.
Sydney Confidential: “When you tweeted about Wolverine 3 the other day, the response was huge!”
Hugh Jackman: “Yeah, unbelievable.”
SC: “Give me something about Wolverine, what’s happening? you bringing it back to Australia? The story..?”
Jackman: “There were a lot of calls for Victor Creed to come back, there was… I must admit I was quite heartened by a number of people saying please don’t make it the last, but I’m really excited about this last one, and if you’re a comic book fan, then the words ‘berserker rage’ came up a lot, so if you know Wolverine, you’ll understand.”
Hm. It seems to me that if it’s the intention of the Wolverine filmmakers to do “berserker rage” justice then they’ll need greater latitude than can be depicted under the typical norms of PG-13 level violence. Still, it’s an intriguing hint of what we might expect from the film, and one that doesn’t discount the possibility of the Old Man Logan story.
As for Victor Creed, yes please. The character was not well serviced in the first X-Men movie as played by Tyler Mane, and while Liev Schreiber was an improvement casting-wise, he was wasted overall, as was everyone else, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Mangold has earned some latitude thanks to his work on The Wolverine, so the combination of him, Schreiber and Jackman in his final bow as Logan could make for a very powerful combo.
The as-yet untitled third Wolverine movie will be in theaters everywhere in the Spring of 2017.
Looks like Jackman wasn’t ready to leave it at that and recently tweeted this out:
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) August 17, 2015
Liev Schreiber, Sabertooth himself respnded saying:
@RealHughJackman do I have to do that…
— Liev Schreiber (@LievSchreiber) August 18, 2015
Now that doesn’t look to promising for Sabertooth fans… but then again getting the conversation started is the first step in bringing back Wolverine’s big brother.
Source: Comic Book Movie