Hugh Jackman wants his final Wolverine role to be ‘perfect’

Actor says 'Wolverine 3' filming will start when the script is properly finished

Hugh Jackman has spoken about his third and final outing as Wolverine – insisting that filming won’t begin until the script is “perfect”.

Jackman first took on the role of the X-men favourite back in 2000 and has played the character 7 times since.

“We have a script. A full script” he told Collider. “To tell you, two days ago I got that the full finished—well, 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 good clue that perhaps…yeah, it’s sooner rather than later.”

Jackman also reiterated his position that the new Wolverine 3 film would be his final reprisal of the iconic role.

“My thing, and 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”.

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Asked which actor he might pick to replace him, Jackman told MTV News: “I haven’t really given it a lot of thought. I’ve been asked that question a lot, and I’m always like, ‘I don’t wanna make it too easy on the studio to replace me, you know! I’ve still got one more to do!”

Jackman then went on to endorse Legend actor Tom Hardy as a potential successor. “He’s younger than me for sure – I think Tom Hardy would be a great Wolverine,” Jackman said.

Last Friday (January 29), Jackman responded to Ryan Reynolds, star of Deadpool, who made jibes towards Jackman and the poorly-received ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine‘ in a tongue-in-cheek video marking Australia Day.

Reynolds’ Marvel anti-hero said: “You gave us Wolverine. And for that, I can’t forgive you. I’ve got no problems with Hugh. I mean, he’s a delightful guy. A true legend. But that movie, that was a career-low for me”.

“Love it. It’s just brilliant. I mean, I love Ryan, he’s a good mate of mine. He’s so fantastic,” Jackman told Yahoo! Movies when asked about the Deadpool diss.

Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds opens in UK cinemas on February 12.