– by Joseph Jammer Medina

With the exception of perhaps Robert Downey Jr. and Iron Man, few actors are as associated with their roles as Hugh Jackman is with the character of Wolverine. It’s been over 15 years since Jackman first slashed his way onto the big screen in the original X-MEN film, and since then, he’s portrayed Wolverine seven times (including his unforgettable cameo in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS). WOLVERINE 3, Jackman’s eighth venture into the franchise, will also mark his last, and with that in mind, the film seems as important as ever.

Right now, the flick is set for a March 3, 2017, but apart from that, we really don’t know a whole lot about it. We don’t know any plot details of any sort, and while that’s still the case, at the very least, we now have an update on the movie’s progress.

In an interview with Collider, the Australian actor revealed where things stand with WOLVERINE 3.

“We have a script. A full script. Actually, two days ago, I got the full, full, full finished–I mean it’s not finished–but we’re getting super close, as you can see by the rate of my facial hair. that might give you a clue that perhaps it’s sooner rather than later.”

“Also, the pecs are expanding as well, right?” EDDIE THE EAGLE co-star Taron Egerton said, noting Jackman’s physique. 

“Yeah, and I have had six meals today already,” Jackman added.

Collider proceeded to ask if they knew when they’d start filming.

“I don’t have a firm date yet. My thing is, I’ve told you, and I’ve told everyone…it’s my last one. For me I want it to be perfect. So the moment I know it’s perfect, bang, we’ll go.”

Well said, Jackman. Though, as mentioned earlier, the movie is set for a March 2017 release date, so they don’t have a lot of time to dilly-dally. That being said, the way films are made nowadays, starting principal photography a year out is par for the course, even for films of this scope. Look at GAMBIT. That film is set to begin filming in March, and that’s expected to come out in October of this year. Well…we’ll see what becomes of that one.

What are your thoughts on Jackman’s WOLVERINE 3 update? Let us know in the comments down below!

WOLVERINE 3 is set to hit theaters on March 3, 2017.

SOURCE: Collider

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.