20th Century Fox and Bryan Singer got the band back together for this year’s colossal hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, and before it even debuted in theaters, plans were already being put in motion for a follow-up, X-Men: Apocalypse. We know that the 2016 film will see the return of the “First Class” cast members along with younger versions of other characters, but one very important mutant whose involvement hasn’t been mentioned is Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.
“I have been speaking to the guys, and I’m not at liberty to tell exactly what’s going on,” Jackman said on the Happy Say Confused Podcast (via MTV), “Which is largely framing my answer here….But there’s still a lot unknown about that, actually. There are some very exciting things about integrating the whole X-Men world, including the Wolverine movie. There’s some really cool things going on.”
Even if Jackman doesn’t appear as the character in “Apocalypse,” a third Wolverine film is also in the pipeline with a scheduled release date of March 3, 2017, which Jackman confirmed he and David James Kelly are “working on… really hard.”
“I’m very, very excited about that, actually,” Jackman teased for the film, which will see James Mangold return to the director’s chair.
Cameras will start rolling on the Bryan Singer directed X-Men: Apocalypse in Montreal beginning April, 2015 for a May 27, 2016 release.