Well, the 88th Academy Awards ceremony is finally over. Chris Rock raised some serious points about diversity for black people but made fun of Asians. So, things are back to square one. Now, Liev Schreiber has spoken but hold on, it’s not about #OscarsSoWhite. It’s about whether he will return as Sabretooth in “Wolverine 3.”
Before the 2016 Oscars began, Schreiber, who starred in “Spotlight” which received two Oscars for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, was joined by wife and actor Naomi Watts on the red carpet. He said that he was interested in baring Sabretooth’s claws once again if the opportunity came his way.
“We talked about it. I don’t know. He’s mentioned it to me. The ‘Old Man Logan’ story — that’s appealing. That’s something that I can do. Old, being the operative word,” Schreiber told MTV News.
So far, all that is known about “Wolverine 3” aside from the Old Man Logan story, is that it will be directed by James Mangold who also directed the underwhelming “The Wolverine,” that it will have a violent script, and will be rated R. It will also be Hugh Jackman’s final turn as Logan. This will be the eighth time Jackman played Wolverine since his first appearance in Bryan Singer’s “X-Men” in the year 2000.
On August 17 last year, Jackman had said via the Sydney Confidential Podcast that he was aware that many fans had wanted Sabretooth to come back. “There were a lot of calls for Victor Creed [Sabretooth] to come back,” he said.
It is interesting to note that the character of Victor Creed does not appear in the “Old Man Logan” comic book. However, as HNGN.com had pointed out, Sabretooth is Wolverine’s most well-known adversary so it would make sense to include him in Jackman’s final Wolverine movie, even if for a cameo role.
The last time we saw Sabretooth was in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” where Victor and Logan where seen fighting both beside each other and against each other. At the end of the film, Logan had forgotten who he was and Sabretooth had run away, to face his brother again one day.
“There’s been some smatterings of conversation about it, but nothing concrete yet … I had a ball doing it, so I’d do it again,” Schreiber had told Screenrant. Let’s hope the script has a place for him.