It was only a little over a week ago that rumors first broke that Twentieth Century Fox was negotiating with actor Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold to bring them back for a sequel to The Wolverine. Now, in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Hugh Jackman seems to confirm that something is definitely brewing.
“I was on the phone with Jim Mangold last night,” said 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.”
Even though Jackman's Wolverine contract expired with Fox after X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Jackman seems optimistic that something could be worked out. “I started with a two-picture deal on the first two [X-Men films], and from that point on, it’s been movie by movie — not just me, but Fox and Jim and everyone,” said Jackman. “I do want to do it with Jim and with [producer] Lauren Shuler-Donner because we had such a great experience. I’m really proud of The Wolverine.”
However, Jackman stopped short of definitely confirming that the will be back in the claws. As he has said in the past, Jackman indicated that there needs to be a compelling reason from him to do another Wolverine of X-Men movie. Jackman added, “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.”