Exciting times are ahead of us geeks with “X-Men: Days of Future Past” set to be released on May 23, “X-Men: Apocalypse” planned for May 27, 2016, and “The Wolverine 3″ set to follow. Needless to say the studio is working on a tight schedule with an even smaller window period compared to previous releases. In a recent interview with Collider, producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker revealed that they are considering to films the anticipated Marvel pics back-to-back:
LAUREN SHULER DONNER: We’re trying
HUTCHER PARKER: We are.
DONNER: We’re absolutely trying, yes.
Is there any target for when you’re going to film Apocalypse or the next Wolverine?
DONNER: Well, we announced Apocalypse to come out in 2016, so that means we have to shoot next summer. And then we’d have to shoot our new Wolverine movie either before or after that. I think after because it will come out after.
PARKER: And as much as you have an ambition for these things, it is, as you said about Hugh, getting a script that everybody feels is ready and right. Because that is the foundation on which everything is built. So I think the goal will be Apocalypse for 2016, which means at the latest [filming begins] in summer 2015, and then the same thing with Wolverine, either before or after, but based on the script.
Jackman said it will be easier to do Apocalypse and Wolverine 3 back-to-back:
One of the things people don’t realize is that you went from shooting The Wolverine to this…
HUGH JACKMAN: I did Prisoners in between.
But it was pretty close.
JACKMAN: Pretty close. It was about four months in between.
Is that something you’d want to do in the future, let’s say for X-Men: Apocalypse and another Wolverine sequel? Or is that something where you think that’s too much?
JACKMAN: No, in a weird way that has crossed my mind if that’s the way things play out, because physically, even though I was complaining about it because I found out about [X-Men: Days of Future Past] a month before I finished The Wolverine, so I was already planning on my cheat meals. It’s much easier because it’s tough to get there, physically, but once you’re there, it’s easier to maintain it.
In the meantime we are preparing ourselves for one of the most anticipated comic book movies of the year. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” will feature James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as the young Professor X and Magneto with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen portraying their older versions respectively. Jennifer Lawrence returns as Mystique, Halle Berry as Storm, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.