X-Men Apocalypse writer and producer Simon Kinberg recently shared a production update on Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine film. He did not disclose much about the story but teased that "it has to have a mythic quality to it." Whether it will adapt the Old Man Logan storyline from the comic books remains to be seen.
"We're pretty close to a script that everyone's excited about, and I don't know when the start date is, but we won't start until it's ready to shoot," Kinberg told Collider. There are few characters in the history of cinema who have cast as big a shadow as Wolverine, so to tell the final chapter of that story, it has to be the best, and it has to have a mythic quality to it."
Talking about working with director James Mangold (The Wolverine), the writer said, "I've been extraordinarily impressed with him. He's just a really great storyteller; he's incredible with character. Really diligent, just a special talent. I have very high hopes for that movie."
Kinberg did not reveal anything about the film's storyline but stated that "in its essence it's something that Hugh and Mangold has been excited about for a while." Praising the actor and director's working style, Kinberg added that "...They just have a shorthand fluency and trust. It's really nice to watch."
The untitled Wolverine sequel is slated to release on 3 March 2017.