‘X-Men’ Update: Hugh Jackman Talks about ‘Apocalypse’ and Third ‘Wolverine’ Movie
According to Comicbook.com, actor Hugh Jackman who portrays the mutant “Wolverine” in X-men films, talk about his potential involvement in the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse” and discuss another possible Wolverine solo pic. For more details on this story read on.
According to Comicbook.com, Hugh Jackman discusses his potential appearance to the latest installment of the X-men franchise as well as revealing a possible solo Wolverine pic. He was interviewed by MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast,
“I have been speaking to the guys, and I’m not at liberty to tell exactly what’s going on, 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.” Jackman said to the MTV podcast.
Moreover, Jackman tells that he and "Wolverine" writer David James Kelly are working hard on the third movie. "Wolverine 3" is expected to pop out into the big screens on Mar. 3, 2017.
“X-men: Apocalypse” follows the events of "Future Past” where the X-men universe timeline has been reset. The film, which is reported to be set in the 1980s will see the return of James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto) and Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), along with the younger versions of the classic X-Men characters who were featured in previous titles. Lupita Nyong'o is rumored to play Storm; Jean Grey is reported to be played by a recognizable name; while Cyclops will most likely be played by an up-and-comer.
Actor Oscar Isaac is confirmed to play the titular villain of the pic, “Apocalypse”. Heralded as “the first one,” En Sabah Nur, or Apocalypse, is one of the very first mutants born in the age of ancient pharaohs in Egypt. He is both thousands of years old and a monstrous tyrant that has been a longtime foe of the X-Men. He believes that only the strongest, whether mutant or superhuman, should survive. He is the master of the Four Horsemen, of which has made several incarnations within the comic books consisting of mutants and nonmutants alike.
“X-men: Apocalypse” will focus on the origins of the mutants and will complete a trilogy that began with “X-Men: First Class.” The pic's main baddies are assumed to be Apocalypse or his four horsemen, which were featured in the post-credit scenes of “Days of Future Past.”
Filming will begin in April 2015 in Montreal, where “ X-Men: Days of Future Past” was also shot, with writer and helmer Bryan Singer returning to direct. “X-Men: Apocalypse” will hit the big screens on May 27, 2016, occupying the same Memorial Day slot for “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” It will be facing off against Disney’s planned “Alice in Wonderland 2,” similarly how “Days of Future Past” squared off against Disney’s “Maleficent.” The upcoming film will be directed by Bryan Singer from a script penned by Mike Dougherty, Dan Harris, and Simon Kinberg.
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