'Wolverine' movie news: Simon Kinberg hints at film's 'mythic quality'


In his third and upcoming “Wolverine” standalone film, actor Hugh Jackmanplaying one of the most iconic mutants in the live-action “X-Men” movie franchisewanted the film’s script to be the best of the best. Simon Kinberg, the producer and screenwriter for several “X-Men” films from 20<sup>th Century Fox, also share the same desire, to the point that they refuse to begin production until they get the script quality they desire.

In an interview with Collider, Simon Kinberg shared details about the upcoming and final “Wolverine” film. He said that he hopes that the film will have a “mythic quality” to it.

“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 said. “What Hugh said to you is the attitude we all havemyself, Lauren Shuler Donner, the studio, [director] James Mangold, Hutch Parkerall of us, feel like this is six or seven or eight (depending on how you count) movies in the making, and 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.”

“So we have to get it right, and I think we will, and my experience working with Jim Mangold, I’ve been extraordinarily impressed with him,” he continued.

Jackman previously teased a possible focus of storyline for the upcoming movie. Is that idea from him a part of the current script in the works? Kinberg said that it is.

In the past, Jackman teased fans that the upcoming film may take on a tone and storyline similar to the “Old Man Logan” graphic novel by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven.

“Wolverine” is scheduled to hit theaters on March 3, 2017.