UPDATE: Liev Schreiber Talks Possibility Of Playing 'Sabretooth' In THE WOLVERINE 3
The fact that The Wolverine 3 will be Hugh Jackman's final portrayal of Logan has led to mass speculation about what the sequel will have in store. Now, X-Men Origins: Wolverine star Liev Schreiber speaks to Jimmy Fallon about his involvement in the film...
As you've most likely heard by now, the currently untitled Wolverine sequel (which many have taken to calling The Wolverine 3) will be Australian actor Hugh Jackman's last time playing the feisty mutant. After seventeen years playing James Howlett/Logan/The Wolverine, Jackman has decided it's time to retire from the role, leaving many fans excited to see what big plans that Fox has in store for arguably their most recognizable mutant. Naturally, this has caused mass speculation, with a popular theory being that the film will be some sort of adaptation of the beloved Old Man Logan storyline by Mark Millar, and that Liev Schreiber will reprise his role as Victor Creed.
Recently Jackman tweeted a photo of himself working out for the role, with the caption "Let's do this! [Who's] with me!?", to which Schreiber replied "Do I have to do that...".
@RealHughJackman do I have to do that...— Liev Schreiber (@LievSchreiber) August 18, 2015
While many fans took that as a tease that Schreiber WILL be reprising his role, he recently revealed, when asked about the tweet, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that the tweet was completely misinterpreted by fans.
“People have surmised that from my tweet, but I wasn’t. I was really just saying is that something I have to do as I get older. Is that how I approach middle age? Like that.”
Following up, Fallon wanted to know if Schreiber would be willing to reprise the role, to which he replied
“Well, what I heard was... I don’t know if I’m invited, but I heard that the storyline is Old Man Logan. And when I heard that, I thought, ‘Well, you know there’s Old Man Logan, there could be Old Man Sabretooth.’”
While this comment could be cause further speculation, with fans stating that it sounds like Old Man Logan WILL be adapted, it does seem that Schreiber hasn't heard anything official, and is merely stating that he's heard the same rumours and theories as everyone else. It is also important to note that, even if Old Man Logan DOES get adapted, it will be a far cry from the source material, as a number of the characters involved in that storyline are owned by Marvel Studios over at Disney.
What do you guys think? Is it possible that Schreiber is merely playing coy to throw fans off, or do you think he genuinely didn't mean to tease anything with his tweet? What do you expect The Wolverine 3 will be, and, more importantly, what do WANT it to be? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to like and share this post!
The untitled Wolverine sequel is due in theatres in 2017.