Hugh Jackman, who reprises his role as Logan/Wolverine in the upcoming sequel X-Men: The Last Stand, has said that a second draft of the proposed Wolverine prequel movie has already been completed. Jackman would star in and co-produce the film, which would likely receive a quick green light from 20th Century Fox if The Last Stand proves successful. "It’s probably going to be a prequel to the movies that exist, and I’ve just seen—not just, but about three months ago I saw—the second draft that David Benioff [Troy] has done. You probably know David. He’s a huge fan of the franchise and probably one of the hottest writers in town, and so the lucky thing that I have is him as a partner on this and, for me playing Wolverine, that [they're the] A lists of the A lists, and there are a number of them that are passionate and want to work on it. So I think and they think that there is enough in this character to substantiate not just an appendage to the movie that exists, but an entity on its own. I don’t want to make Wolverine be a kind of disguise for X-Men 4. I want to make it stylistically and character-wise as different as we can and show some new stuff. I play him, and I would [be expected to] say this, but I think that he is one of the most interesting characters in terms of action heroes and comic-book heroes around."
X-Men: The Last Stand opens in theaters next week, May 26. Wolverine movie production would likely begin sometime next year. More pictures in the gallery!