EXCLUSIVE: Hugh Jackman Hints At 2012 Release For 'Wolverine 2,' The 'Sexiest' X-Men Film Yet

With Hugh Jackman in the early stages of developing a sequel to "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" that will take the clawed hero to Japan, one has to wonder if the live-action adaptation of Frank Miller and Chris Claremont's celebrated story arc will be as dark as its source material.

When we caught up with Jackman during this weekend's Teen Choice Awards, we asked him if fans should expect the darkest X-Men movie yet in "Wolverine 2."

"Parts of that story were pretty dark. I don’t know if it’s the darkest, but I'm going to go out on a limb right now and say I think it will be the sexiest," Jackman told MTV News. "There’s some female companionship—and not just one—for Wolverine. ... My wife might have an issue with it, but I think the fans will like it."

Of course, with all this talk of what the "Wolverine" sequel will entail, there's still the question of when we're likely to see it hit theaters. While Jackman couldn't offer any firm details, he did hint at a potential release in 2012.

"If you look at the history [of the X-Men movies], it’s been every three years—three years exactly," he teased. "So that might give you a good hint."

What do you think of the "Wolverine" sequel featuring the "sexier" side of the ol' Canucklehead, bub? Sound off in the comment section or on Twitter!

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