Patrick Stewart has confirmed his involvement!
Earlier this year, Patrick Stewart revealed that there had been talks of teaming him up with Hugh Jackman for the upcoming third Wolverine film, calling it a “very different” type of movie from the other “X-Men” films he has been a part of.
Now, speaking with Collider, Stewart confirms that this is the route the film is taking and that he’s not just appearing in the film.
“There is a project in development. I understand that Professor Xavier will be making more than an appearance, however, and that intrigues me.”
The site also brought up the notion of the film being based on the Old Man Logan story arc, which contrary to other reports has not been confirmed, prompting this response from Stewart:
“The idea of an old Wolverine – I’m really looking forward to Hugh Jackman getting old. You know, damn him. He looks so great! So I’m hoping to see him covered in prosthetics, you know? And then he’ll make me look better if that’s the case.”
To be directed by James Mangold (who, in addition to helming The Wolverine, worked with Jackman on Kate & Leopold), the new film is penned by David James Kelly. It will arrive in theaters on March 3, 2017, following the 2016 X-Men universe films Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse and Gambit, arriving February 15, May 27 and October 7, respectively.