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Hugh Jackman teases very different tone for Wolverine 3

The Wolverine

Story by Jack Foley

THE plot of the third stand-alone Wolverine movie may still be shrouded in mystery but leading man Hugh Jackman has finally been teasing a little of what to expect.

In an interview with ET Online, the star said: “We’ve finished shooting. I just saw [director] Jim Mangold today. He’s editing away and finishing that. There’s going to be some stuff coming out in the next week or so. That’s all I’ll say. I’m not good. I’m the kind of person who tells everybody everything. Basically it’s going to be different. Very different in tone and hopefully to anything we’ve done.”

Speculation on the look and tone of the movie has been mounting ever since producer Simon Kinberg revealed earlier this year that the new film will take place in the future and has a Western feel. The violence and language is also rumoured to be strong enough to warrant a higher certificate than the usual 12A – with talk of an R in the US.

Further speculation concerns whether the plot will revolve around the 2008-09 Mark Millar storyline Old Man Logan, which tells the tale of an aged Wolverine.

When pressed on this in the same interview, Jackman merely smiled and replied: “… which is a good thing. Easy for me to play.”

Jackman will be joined in the third movie by fellow X-Men luminary Patrick Stewart. The film is rumoured to be his last in the role. Indeed, Jackman has been on a goodbye tour for Wolverine for the last year.

Wolverine is set for release on March 3, 2017.

Jackman’s first solo adventure, 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, proved to be a miss with fans, but 2013’s The Wolverine, which was also directed by James Mangold, was much better received.

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