Hugh Jackman Praises The Wolverine Director; Comments On First Class Cameo!

The actor behind Wolverine in the X-Men films praises director James Mangold (who will helm The Wolverine), as well as briefly discussing his cameo in X-Men: First Class...

Follow Paul:
By Paul Romano - 7/26/2011
Speaking to MTV, Hugh Jackman - best known for his role as Logan/Wolverine in the X-Men film franchise - praised the recently-selected director of his next venture as The Wolverine, James Mangold (best known for 3:10 To Yuma), saying that his take on the script 'was the strongest' of the directors who were considered. He goes on to confirm that the film will still keep the title The Wolverine, as well as saying that he 'loved' doing his infamous cameo in the latest X-film, X-Men: First Class.

On choosing James Mangold as the director of The Wolverine...
There were a number of directors who wanted to do this because we have the best script yet, but his take was the strongest. He’s phenomenal, he’s going to really knock this one out of the park.


On retaining the name after original director Darren Aronofsky left...
Darren wanted to call it The Wolverine and I want to keep that, because to me this is going to feel like The Wolverine This is the one that in 20 years time I want to say, ‘Check this out.’


On his cameo in X-Men: First Class...
I loved doing that cameo. It was the easiest line learning I’ve had.




The Wolverine is set to hit theaters sometime in 2012!
Source: MTV
DISCLAIMER: This article was submitted by a volunteer contributor who has agreed to our code of conduct. ComicBookMovie.com is protected from liability under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) and "safe harbor" provisions. CBM will disable users who knowingly commit plagiarism, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement. Please contact us for expeditious removal of copyrighted/trademarked content. You may also learn more about our copyright and trademark policies HERE.
6
LIKE!
29 Comments
DarrkEvil - 7/26/2011, 8:49 AM
Logan's cameo was one of many better things in that movie. Waiting for 'The Wolverine' to happen :)
TopCat89 - 7/26/2011, 8:55 AM
@REDSKULL wtf that's so random....
naterator - 7/26/2011, 8:57 AM
First Class what unexpectedly good. Its too bad Vaughn wasnt attached to X3. ANyways despite the flaws in FC i enjoyed the film. The Wolverine would please me crossing the park to R rated territory....for violence....keep the language to a min. KIds will still wanna see him let loose but parents wont wanna hear an F bomb every time someone is getting slashed.
ThomasRochester - 7/26/2011, 8:59 AM
haha skull that video is epic
StrangerX - 7/26/2011, 9:00 AM
I hope Mangold has the balls to make Hugh slightly smaller to capture wolverine's small stature.
TayDee - 7/26/2011, 9:02 AM
Great cameo! They couldve made him look younger tho!
superbatspiderman - 7/26/2011, 9:11 AM
I hope this is good. Jackman is such a nice guy and he really cares about the character. Even tho the Wolverine movie sucked it wasn't Jackman's fault he actually did a great job. I couldn't imagine any other actor playing Wolverine.
Hawkeye64 - 7/26/2011, 9:16 AM
can't wait for this one. gotta give to the man. he strives to make this character better and better. how many actors really feel as passionate about a character they play like hugh? the only one i can think of is andrew garfield.
dtop711981 - 7/26/2011, 9:27 AM
His cameo was the best scene in the movie
mandoe40 - 7/26/2011, 9:54 AM
the cameo was good, but they didnt need to use the f-word
kids were in the audiences
Cross - 7/26/2011, 10:00 AM
He was the best thing in FC
whoa123 - 7/26/2011, 10:02 AM
I honestly can't wait for this (even though origins was an abomination). Bring on the PROPER costumes! Check out my fan-poster for The Dark Knight Rises just click Here thanks!!
whoa123 - 7/26/2011, 10:06 AM
I honestly can't wait for this (even though origins was an abomination). Bring on the PROPER costumes! Check out my fan-poster for The Dark Knight Rises just click Here thanks!!
cole33 - 7/26/2011, 10:07 AM
I dig the clint eastwood-esque portrayal of Logan Hugh is doing. But we have never seen The Wolverine/Weapon X in a movie, and thats really what i'd like to see.

I'd like to see the story of logan having experiments done to him, making him into a military weapon called the Wolverine, with his suit going out on missions.

Honestly i don't see how anyone could say we've seen wolverine in any movie. It's like watching a movie called "IRONMAN" and having it only be about Tony Stark.

Or a Hulk movie only about Banner.

How you have a Wolverine movie, without ever showing the wolverine, without any blood is beyond me.
jjmeylar - 7/26/2011, 10:27 AM
I'm hoping that "The Wolverine" is great. As for his cameo: I was kinda skeptical about them giving him a cameo, at first. I thought it was like "Oh, they can't see an "X-Men" film without Wolverine being in it at all". However: my thoughts changed when I saw it. It was PERFECT in that montage sequence! It fit with the film PERFECTLY. It was PURE Wolverine. If there's any Marvel character who deserves to be the first one to drop the F bomb in a PG-13 Marvel film: it's Wolverine.
aaronite1999 - 7/26/2011, 10:43 AM
I wonder what X3 would have been like had Vaughn directed it - after all, he was directly involved with developing the script that "killed off" Cyclops/Prof X etc. If I recall correctly he wanted to "shock the fans and make them cry".

Vaughn and his writers apparently knocked out the X3 script in 6 days, and Ratner only got to make mininal changes due to time constraints.

Would Vaughn have knocked X3 out of the park regardless, or did he dodge a bullet?
YeaOkYea - 7/26/2011, 11:07 AM
I hated Hugh Jackman's cameo in X-Men First Class. Not that I don't like the Wolverine character but it seemed like a cheap insert w/o reason. They turned Wolverine into comic relief which is the total opposite of who the character is. I would've preferred if they worked him into the concentration camps as a soldier freeing the Jewish prisoners & have Eric aka Magneto be one of the prisoners he rescues. At least it would explain why Magneto looked at Logan's dog tag in X-Men 1 & then his holocaust tattoo with a pause.
revloveR - 7/26/2011, 11:38 AM
^you're making to much of the cameo.
satanors - 7/26/2011, 12:00 PM
@mandoe40. what f word? all i heard was "go *long silence* rself".
JosePetrelli12 - 7/26/2011, 12:40 PM
@naterator - Agreed!
GiftedYoungster - 7/26/2011, 1:06 PM
I guess I'm a broken comic book fan, but I think I'll never truly grasp the draw to Wolverine.
MovieTheaterLad - 7/26/2011, 1:34 PM
@YeaOkYea

Wolverine is like Batman.

He's not supposed to be funny, so that web he is funny, he's REALLY funny!
MovieTheaterLad - 7/26/2011, 1:36 PM
@Friendly

"Ancient" Japan? Dude, this is going to take place in the late 80's/early 90's. There are plenty of tall Japanese people by then.
superpooper - 7/26/2011, 1:37 PM
@redskull I forgot what the article was about after I watched that video. Those kids are retarded. lol. It's funny to watch, but at the same time I feel bad for the kids who will be inspired to do shit like that from watching these guys. It's just a matter of time before someone dies. Anyhoo...back to "the Hughverine". No costume, no watcha you movie. Da da dickbag. Reboot please.
superpooper - 7/26/2011, 1:37 PM
@redskull I forgot what the article was about after I watched that video. Those kids are retarded. lol. It's funny to watch, but at the same time I feel bad for the kids who will be inspired to do shit like that from watching these guys. It's just a matter of time before someone dies. Anyhoo...back to "the Hughverine". No costume, no watcha you movie. Da da dickbag. Reboot please.
Deckline14 - 7/26/2011, 2:00 PM
The cameo was a great idea for FC, I really do look forward to the next Wolverine film, after reading Old Man Logan that would be a great film!
RyanLantern77 - 7/26/2011, 3:00 PM
[frick] this clown, get a new wolverine, he's worn out his welcome in my eyes
PaulRom - 7/26/2011, 3:41 PM
@satanors Logan told Erik and Charles to go f.uck themselves.
Number1Wolverine - 7/26/2011, 5:55 PM
This is sounding good, can't wait.

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.