We’ve already heard from “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” star Hugh Jackman about the status of “Wolverine 2″ and why he thinks it will be the “sexiest” of the X-Men films, but that wasn’t all the actor had to say about the much-anticipated sequel to this May’s blockbuster.
Along with shedding some light on how they plan to adapt Frank Miller and Chris Claremont’s comic book saga that had Logan traveling to Japan, Jackman revealed some of the similarities and differences between the sequel and its predecessor—and whether we’re likely to see him making a cameo in any of the other X-Men movies down the road.
“[’Wolverine 2′] will be very different from the last ’Wolverine’ movie, and that’s what I like about it,” Jackman told MTV News. “I didn’t want it to feel like the same thing. … It’s a whole new environment and the storyline is unbelievable. I wish I could announce to you some of the people involved.”
Pressed for more information about these new “people involved,” Jackman indicated that one element the sequel will share with the original is a large cast of familiar mutants introduced to audiences.
“There will be a lot of new mutants,” he said. “There will be a lot that are in the book.”
In order to fit in all of those new mutants and storylines, however, the “Wolverine” star said they’d have to “pick and choose” portions of Miller and Claremont’s saga to adapt—but promised that the film will be “fairly faithful” to the comics.
“Like all the Wolverine and X-Men stories, they’re long,” he said of teh source material. “If you put together all the Japan saga stories, it’s so long.”
With a “Deadpool” solo movie now in the works, and murmurings of potential “X-Men Origins: Magneto” and “X-Men: First Class” projects also generating some buzz in Hollywood, there’s also the question of whether we’ll see Jackman making a cameo as Wolverine in any of the other X-Men films that could take shape.
“All those guys came in and helped me out, [so] if it was alright and the stars were aligned, I’d do the same,” he said. “I’m not exactly sure what the studio planned, [and] I don’t have any say in that, unfortunately. But I’d love to.”
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