Fox won't recast Logan without talking to Hugh Jackman

Rosie Fletcher
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From Digital Spy

Logan's getting rave reviews and rapturous reactions from fans – it's a fitting swansong for Hugh Jackman who has played Wolverine over nine movies.

But is Fox really going to say goodbye to perhaps the most iconic of the X-Men? What's next for Wolverine?

Deadline spoke to writer/producer and X-men godfather Simon Kinberg about the future of the X-men, including Wolverine.

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"We haven't even thought of the next iteration of Wolverine," he said. "For all of us, we were keeping our fingers crossed that the audiences would respond to Logan the way they have.

"I can't visualise in my head another Wolverine but if that day ever comes, we would talk to Hugh about it."

In the meantime Deadpool 2 is gathering speed with the casting of the actress who will play Domino having been announced (it's Zazie Beetz, BTW).

"We are working hard on New Mutants, Gambit with Channing Tatum, Deadpool 2 and the new X Force movie where Deadpool is alongside Cable and other main characters," Kinberg confirmed.

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"Deadpool 2 is going into production this year. Then X Force – which is a combination of Deadpool, and Cable – they're like the Black Ops of the X-Men.

"They're much darker and have an R-rated decibel. There are other X-Men characters coming into X-Force at different times in the comic, but it's separate from X-Men.

"There is a larger architecture to tell these stories in. I talk to the studio all the time about this and there is a plan for how these movies can connect and be a part of a larger narrative.

"It's something that's fun, exciting and it will be interesting to see how we marry the different tones that we've been generating in these standalone movies of the X-Men universe.

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But we go into making the best movie we can. It's not just about a Colossus or Deadpool cameo. Connecting all of these movies will happen when it organically makes sense.

"These movies aren't simply being built as stepping stones to a larger story. Each one is wholly enclosed and a movie worth seeing."

Logan is in cinemas now.

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