Longtime "X-Men" star Hugh Jackman teased some aspects of the "Wolverine 3" plot, including the exploration of the character's father/son relationship with Professor X, as well as what he's doing to prepare for his final appearance in the role during an interview with Collider.
"I'll be really honest with you, the actual script in its full form we're up to about Page 60," he shared. "Obviously there's a treatment, so it's not fully done yet, we're not fully there. Patrick does figure in it that's for sure. I think it's a really important relationship but I want to see signs of that quasi-father/son sort of relationship that has not been seen before, and sides of particularly Professor X that have not been seen before. So we have some really, really cool ideas."
"The ultimate plan is let's start shooting next year," he continued. "I'm starting the training, I'm starting the eating and mentally really preparing for it. It's not just me, the studio as well -- I'm trying to do something with this that's a little special, a little different. I've got a very, very strong idea of what that is. I really have known for quite a long time how I want to finish this sort of odyssey that I've been on, this amazing journey. And I won't let it fall anywhere in between. I won't fall short of it."
Patrick Stewart, who has played Professor X since 2000's "X-Men," announced he would appear in "Wolverine 3" last month. Though not very many details are known about the project, rumors that it would be based on Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's "Old Man Logan" have since been debunked.
Starring Jackman and Stewart, "Wolverine 3" is scheduled for release on March 3, 2017.