12:31pm PT by Aaron Couch
Hugh Jackman Offers 'Wolverine 3' Update: It's "Very Different in Tone"
It's only six months away, but the third Wolverine film is in many ways still a mystery — with no trailer, poster or even a proper title yet revealed.
But star Hugh Jackman promises there will be some news dropping within the next week or so about what's being billed as his final appearance as the mutant hero.
"We've finished shooting. I just saw [director] Jim Mangold today. He's editing away and finishing that," Jackman told ET Online. "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 has swirled that "Old Man Logan," the 2008-09 Mark Millar storyline telling the tale of an aged Wolverine, would be inspiration for the film, which also stars Patrick Stewart as Prof. X. When ET offered that this time Wolverine "is older," Jackman responded with a smile, "which is a good thing. Easy for me to play."
Jackman's first solo adventure, 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, was a miss with fans, but 2013's The Wolverine was much better received. With Jackman referring to a different tone, its violence and language is said to be enough to get the film an R-rating, with producer Simon Kinberg confirming it takes place in the future and has a western feel.
Jackman has been on a goodbye tour for Wolverine for the last year, making an emotional appearance at San Diego Comic-Con in 2015, where he and director Bryan Singer showed footage from the actor being offered the role in 1999.
Earlier this month, Singer shared a gift Jackman gave for him following the completion of Wolverine 3.
Thank you so much @thehughjackman for commissioning the brilliant comic artist #joequesada to make these fantastic and very personal covers for me. I will cherish them and our long friendship and collaboration always! #xmen #wolverine #professorx #comics
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Jackman's final Wolverine is set for March 3, 2017.