Will ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Mark The End of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine?

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 18th, 2014 at 1:05 pm,

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[Update: Mangold & Jackman are in talks for Wolverine 3]

While on the set of The Wolverine last fall, we couldn’t help but ask star Hugh Jackman about what’s in store for his future with the franchise, since he had joked previously that he’d do “eleven more” X-Men movies. At the time, Jackman didn’t want to look past his work on his current project but he wasn’t shy about talking how grueling his workout regiment and diet was.

We later found out that Matthew Vaughn, then-director of the X-Men: Days of Future Past, had already pitched to him the time-travel story of of the next X-Men team-up film, where Jackman’s Wolverine would again be front and center as the character who must travel back in time in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Is there a future beyond this story for Jackman’s Wolverine?

Speaking with MTV at the Toronto International Film Festival, Jackman reflects on what he hints may be his last scene as the Adamantium-laced mutant hero:

“It may be the last. By the way, it didn’t hit me until three weeks before the end [of shooting 'X-Men: Days of Future Past], because we promoted ‘The Wolverine’ and I came back on set with three weeks to go, and that’s when I went, ‘Well, who knows? Maybe there’s no more Wolverine. Maybe this is it. Who knows? Maybe. So I really made the most of those last few weeks. I enjoyed every time I put the claws on. I nicked everything off the set, so Halloween, come to me and I’ll hook you up. I keep saying it’s like two movies in one, but with the size of it it’s really three in one. It really is going to blow people away because of the story.”

On the story front, Jackman – who owned the stage at Comic-Con while the entire cast made a surprise appearance to promote X-Men: Days of Future Past - recently has been hyping up the Bryan Singer feature by describing it as not just two films in one, but three, referencing just how much comic book content is packed into it.

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As for the future of Wolverine, while Jackman plays it smart and professional (and surely, for negotiation reasons) about not confirming future projects or desires, it’s a safe bet he’ll be around for a few more films to come. When chatting with Hutch Parker, producer on many of the X-Men films, he told us Jackman’s a great sport and loves the character more than anyone, explaining that it’s up to the studio to provide great stories worthy of his effort. He was confident they could make a third Wolverine solo outing and one rumor had Fox offering a four-picture extension to keep playing Wolverine.

According to Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) however, who’s currently writing and hoping to direct X-Force for the studio, the future of the franchise isn’t with character spinoffs but with new teams. Fantastic Four is next in line after Days of Future Past with a spring 2015 release date and ideally, X-Force is next, possibly in 2016. That feature could very well bring back Hugh Jackman as well as he is a crucial part of the modern X-Force team in Marvel Comics. There’s even the possibility that an older Jackman could play a version of the time-travelling mutant Cable which would allow him to play a different type of character with a different backstory.

What we do know is that James Mangold’s The Wolverine permanently changed the character emotionally and physically and how that carries into Days of Future Past remains to be seen, but after realizing he has purpose in life as a “soldier” it would seem strange to not see Jackman sporting claws and mutton chops for years to come.

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Bryan Singer directs X-Men: Days of Future Past with newcomers Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Boo Boo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Evan Peters, Adan Canto, Josh Helman, along with returning stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Lucas Till, and Daniel Cudmore.


X-Men: Days of Future Past on May 23, 2014, Fantastic Four releases March 6, 2015.

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  1. Someone else will eventually be Wolverine…

    …but I won’t like it.

  2. The poll at the end of this article is missing the following choice:

    “[checkbox] No – Jackman is great, but Fox needs to get off of Wolverine already.”

    …which is to say, develop the other characters!!!

    • That’s it man. They are surely destroying the X-Men. I think that’s why they now are considering about an X-Force movie. And not to forget that Ellen Page is interested in doing a solo movie according to SR.

      That’s great, but there’re so many heavy characters than hers I think. So why the hell they aren’t doing that? lack of trust in fans or their charac’s?

      • If they had a lack of trust in their characters, they wouldn’t be agreeing to an X-Force movie or DOFP, you know, team based movies with a lot of characters that most audiences aren’t familiar with.

        • Studios are just starting to have faith in their characters. DOFP, X-Force, Batman and Superman, Ant-Man, Fantastic Four (they’re finally taking it seriously) are all just the beginning if you ask me.

          • To be fair, I wouldn’t say using Batman and Superman is trust. Nightwing, Green Arrow, those would be films based on “trust.”

          • yeah, Fox had ideas back in the day, but its pretty obvious they werent that confident in expanding the x-men universe, and thast why we havent gotten other solo movies appart from Wolverine.

            If they finally do Xforce, with all new characters and great actors, it will open more doors for the franchise, and the audience will have a large numbers of characters to choose from. If they like main cast, they have the main team movies, if they like First Class cast, they’ll have the FC sequels, same with XForce and hopefully another solo movie sooner or later.

    • Ah, now there are some words of wisdom! Take heed, everybody!

  3. PLEASE give us ” OLD MAN LOGAN ” movie before jackman sheathes the claws for good .

  4. I really liked The Wolverine much more than I expected.

    The character is probably the only one capable of standing alone in a movie. Though that may simply be because of what Hugh Jackman brings to the role.

    Bring on more Wolverine movies. Just make sure they are as good as the recent outing.

  5. You guys are talking a bunch of nonsense! Those vampires and wolves are the most creative thing I have seen on the big screen in a long time. Yeah too much romance, but you ahve to look beyond that to appreciate the artistic work involved in such a production.

    • …I honestly don’t know what you’re saying. Was that sarcasm?

  6. No more Wolvie! No more Jackman.

  7. Each of the vote choices sucks. I like Jackman as Wolvie, but always hoped for a gruffer version. Don’t need to reboot everything all the time either.

    Screw Cable.

  8. Fox and Marvel studios should collaborate and have wolverine join X-Men. Sony should jump in and add The Amazing Spiderman to X-Men also. What a movie that would make. I cannot see anyone other than Iron Man, and Captain America being significant for a third Avengers movie.

    • Er…Fox owns Wolverine and X Men dude…

  9. I’m not so much of a fan of the Wolverine portrayed by Jackman. I think his Wolverine is cool but not quite the Wolverine in the comics or the animated version which I like better.

    It’s common sense for Fox and Singer to make Jackman’s Wolverine as the central figure in DOFP because he’s the only one who will look the same whether in the past, present or future, so it helps the general (read non-X-men fan) audience to follow the story.

    But I also think it’s high time Fox stop using the same formula and start promoting other characters. The Avengers, in my opinion, wouldn’t have been that successful if Joss Whedon put the focus of the story on RDJ, by far the biggest name in that film.

    Characters like Cyclops and Storm have been extremely under-utilized in all the movies so far. It is high time they be given leading roles in future films.

  10. Hugh Jackman IS the Wolverine! i only wish Fox and Sony would allow for crossovers to happen as there is NO DOUBT great movies would be made. in other words…Wolverine IS an Avenger! you dig, Hollywood?!

  11. Hugh is ok as Wolverine but he can’t play the character for ever. And i would prefer a Cable Cabel rather then Wolverine Cable, thanks.

  12. In my opinion i want to see more of the other X-men characters but to put and end to wolverine yeah i guess we have seen enough of that character maybe some cameos and things like that would be cool or bring the character back later on. Bring on Cyclops, Archangel,Sinister,Apocalypse,Juggernaught, Colossus,Gambit,Nightcrawler,Rogue,Iceman, Beast, AND MORE.

  13. Jackman is the man. Nuff said.

    But I’m really hoping, with Magneto having stated in X2 he was one of the only two men capable of “manipulating” adamatium, they realize he needs the coated claws back. The bone claws need to go…and quickly.

    Could be a great scene of Maggie “stretching” out the adamantium again and re-encasing the blades.

  14. Why reboot? Hugh Jackman is a good fit for near future.

  15. Fire Jeff Wadlow from X-Force! Kick-Ass 2 was god awful. How the hell are we supposed to expect a solid X-Force movie from him?

  16. I can’t wait till he’s gone. Hugh was always to wimpy to pull of Wolverine.

  17. Hugh Jackman is the Wolverine
    Huge Jackman is the best actor and perfect Match for Wolverine character
    No one else is able to replace Jackman

  18. He wants a role in Star Wars….as Wolverine

  19. I never had a problem with Hugh as Wolverine, but i do have a problem when Wolverine and Magneto are the only focus of X-men movies. I want to see other characters take the lead from film to film and explore different views and powers. I am a huge X-men fan and i am really just bored of Wolverine.I want to see Gambit, Archangel,Nightcrawler,Psylocke Beak,Cyclops,Rogue, Sinister, Apocalypse, and a Hulk version Juggernaught, these characters are why i am a X-men fan. Wolverine also never got his Mask and other comic book movies show that if done right it can work Batman begins, Spiderman, Captain America, Ironman (etc) so why not bring that in. Anyways im sure X-men DOFP will be really good if not great but i have had enough Wolverine and hope to see focus on The X-men in future Films maybe after X-force we will get a Remake not reboot and start from scratch.

  20. whoops thought my post was gone so i reposted anyways whatever looking forward to see DOFP hope the X-men team really show off their powers,mainly Rogue, Iceman, and Colossus.