Hugh Jackman Promises The "Definitive" Take On Logan In THE WOLVERINE

Despite playing the character in the X-Men trilogy, his own solo spin-off and Matthew Vaughn's prequel, Hugh Jackman reveals that he believes The Wolverine to be his chance to deliver the "definitive" take on the Marvel character.

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By Josh Wilding - 1/29/2013

"I still don't think we've seen the definitive Wolverine," confessed Hugh Jackman in a recent interview with Empire Magazine. The actor has played the iconic Marvel character in FIVE films, and while his take on Logan is loved by fans and critics alike, he's determined that he and James Mangold will both finally deliver THE Wolverine this summer. "And the longer I play the character, the more the desire to get him right grows. The more I speak to fans and explore his world, the more it means to me. Look, there's no question that it's a great role." So, what's changed and why does the Australian actor feel like now is the time to give the fans the Wolverine they truly want? "I didn't fully understand that when I went in, you know? The pressure now is way more. I feel I understand why there's the passion. I understand the character and the legacy and I don't feel, up until this movie, that we've completely lived up to that. So that's what I intend to do." Just another reason to look forward to The Wolverine, eh? Be sure to sound off with your thoughts on Jackman's comments in the usual place!




Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.


STARRING:

Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine
Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen Yashida
Hal Yamanouchi as Yashida
Tao Okamoto as Mariko Yashida
Rila Fukushima as Yukio
Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada
Brian Tee as Noburo Mori
Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper

RELEASE DATE: July 26th, 2013.


Source: Empire Magazine
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punkstealingluggage - 1/29/2013, 10:42 AM
Bring it!
Dynamo - 1/29/2013, 10:43 AM
Yeah, Jackman promises a lot of things. I am actually looking forward to this movie. :)
ElDarkside - 1/29/2013, 10:44 AM
Thanks Hugh. Just show me a trailer. I'm friggin dying here...
D117 - 1/29/2013, 10:45 AM
This is what I like to hear! Jackman shows that he's very dedicated to the role, hurry up July 24th!
jimpinto24 - 1/29/2013, 10:45 AM
Can not freaking wait!
BrownandYellowWolvie - 1/29/2013, 10:46 AM
i'll believe it when i see it!!!!!! he said this for X:origins too!
GUNSMITH - 1/29/2013, 10:47 AM
THE GUY REALLY HAS A PASSION TO PLEASE FANS AND THE GUY IS A GOOD GUY. HE REALLY TRIES AND PUSHES..LOOK AT THE GUY, HE CUSTOM MADE THOSE MUSCLES..THAT'S TAKES MAJOR SUFFERING TO GET LIKE THAT...
StrangerX - 1/29/2013, 10:48 AM
Im looking forward to most CBM's this year

this is def one of my top 5
BlueHawaiiSurfer - 1/29/2013, 10:48 AM
I thought he nailed some aspects of it pretty good in X2. That was the only X-Film to date I felt "at times" really felt like an X-Men movie should. This is one of my favorite stories so like a slappy I'm optimistic they don't F it up.
GodzillaKart - 1/29/2013, 10:50 AM
Could be great!
MatchesMalone - 1/29/2013, 10:50 AM
I'm re-reading the Claremont/Miller book right now. God I hope this movie delivers. I was so excited about the last one. Me and my buddy left the theater with the hugest "wtf?" looks on our faces after that one. Please, Hugh, please don't dupe me again!
write33 - 1/29/2013, 10:50 AM
I like Hugh Jackman a lot and think he's sincere but man he always says the same stuff.....here, from a Ror article in 2009...

"Q: What was your motivation for returning to Wolverine for a fourth time?

A: I have to say of all the X-Men I’ve probably had as good or better run than most of them with my character. But I still felt that we never truly understood who this character was and we felt there was enough in the character and his history to make an entire film. "
mawilli4 - 1/29/2013, 10:51 AM
I'm hoping they'll surprise us with the Brown and yellow costume, but I won't hold my breath.
Visualiza - 1/29/2013, 10:51 AM
Meh. I'll believe it when I see it. He echoed a similar sentiment about Origins, and look at what a fiasco that was. This is just your run-of-the-mill promotional pandering. Nothing new to see here.
GUNSMITH - 1/29/2013, 10:51 AM
LAXtremest - 1/29/2013, 10:52 AM
Huge does a great job playing Logan. He was not the problem in the last film.
DrDoom - 1/29/2013, 10:52 AM
I highly doubt it, Hugh.
AstroZombie - 1/29/2013, 10:53 AM
I wish more actors were as passionate about playing these kinds of franchise characters as Jackman is for Wolverine. Even in shit like Origins he still brings his A game, and he wasn't what was wrong with that movie, everything else was. He's a great Wolverine, and I hope that "The Wolverine" is the movie he deserves it to be for being so committed to this role for the past decade.
LAXtremest - 1/29/2013, 10:53 AM
*Hugh
ATrueHero1987 - 1/29/2013, 10:54 AM
Hopefully the teaser will catch my interest. If not, then the next trailer, and if I'm still not interested....I'll wait for the reviews on this one.
thewonderer - 1/29/2013, 10:57 AM
People are judging this one off of Origins shittyness.

Did no one bother to check how HUGE the differences in the production team is?

Mangold as a fantastic director, 3:10 to Yuma being great. THE Christoper Mcquarrie writing with Aaronofskys approval. Based on the one of the best Wolverine graphic novels

In the words of Gob: OH COME ON
InfiniteMonkey - 1/29/2013, 11:03 AM
That being the case, he needs to shrink some in height.
All the Hollywood magic just can't seem to get that right.

Looking forward to it regardless.
campblood - 1/29/2013, 11:06 AM
STFU jackman and put on the cowl
jimoakley666 - 1/29/2013, 11:11 AM
@Nomis - No.
FennecPilot - 1/29/2013, 11:13 AM
dammit...cyclops..origins pos....no Black Panther....Jackman sucks.....no definitive without yellow tights.....bad hair....sucks...grumblegrumblegrumble.....not enough bloood.....everything sucks...racists....Cyclops black panther.....grumblegrumblegrumble.....
Nomadic1 - 1/29/2013, 11:14 AM
@Nomis Preach it brother!
HeadPool420 - 1/29/2013, 11:19 AM
Didn't Hugh say the same things about Wolverine Origins?
TheBeard - 1/29/2013, 11:23 AM
They should have brought liev schreiber back as Sabretooth for a cameo atleast. He was the only good part of origins, well him and when it was over.
AC1 - 1/29/2013, 11:24 AM
I really like Hugh Jackman and he's consistently great as Logan, but he says something like this before every X-Men movie he's in is released. He said it about Origins. The Wolverine DOES look very good, but I'll still reserve my judgement until I watch the movie and see 'the definitive Wolverine movie' for myself.
KeefNCookies - 1/29/2013, 11:24 AM
More aggressiveness Hugh, more animal. Cowl would be great too. That is all.
Jackraow21 - 1/29/2013, 11:28 AM
Yep, he says pretty much the same thing every time. Perhaps he's not capable of giving us the definitive take on Wolverine because he's too far from who the character is? No matter how hard he tries, Jackman can't be a 5-foot, 3-inch hairy, mean badass from hell. He's just too tall, too pretty and too nice.
Nomis1800 - 1/29/2013, 11:32 AM
Wouldn't it be wonderful if Hugh and Andrew could join The Avengers?!
AC1 - 1/29/2013, 11:33 AM
Who gives a shit about his height?! You want hairy midgets, go watch Return of the Jedi! And I always preferred Logan in his civilian clothing anyway, never saw the point of him wearing a costume. Even as one of the X-Men, I'd rather just see him wear some tactical gear than that weird costume (works in the comics, cartoons and on Lego, can't see it working live-action though) - Logan never struck me as the type to wear such a flamboyant costume, he always seemed more practical. He's not a proper hero, and he's always at his best when he's barely an X-Man. He's part of the team because it suits him, he has a code of honour and does good deeds but is not truly heroic, it's always as either a favour to Prof X (one of the only people in the world who he respects, as well as Captain America and sometimes Nick Fury) or because they have a common goal. Nowadays in the comics he's been roped in to the team and has wrongly become the X-Men's poster boy, but Logan's a loner. He doesn't need that costume to be who he is. The clothes don't make the man.
AC1 - 1/29/2013, 11:38 AM
Nobody complained that Hawkeye wasn't wearing his purple costume from the comics in The Avengers movie - yet his costume, particularly the mask, is very similar to Wolverine's.

And before anyone argues with me that 'they went for Hawkeye's ultimate look' - In Ultimate Marvel, Wolverine doesn't wear a mask either, he's always either in his black uniform (like a sleeveless, less leather version of the movie costume), or in his civilian clothes. Works both ways.
CrimsonReign - 1/29/2013, 11:40 AM
I really hope they do a good job with this one.
Durango95 - 1/29/2013, 11:42 AM
Wolverine isnt 5'6,hes 5'2.
Nomadic1 - 1/29/2013, 11:43 AM
Bet half or more of CBM will have to google Agnew to see who he was. Damn I'm old.
ricko8687 - 1/29/2013, 11:50 AM
So glad huge Hackman loves this character and want to get it right
CharlesLord - 1/29/2013, 11:53 AM
wait....didnt he make the same promise about Origins a few years ago? Sorry not taking your word anymore jackman
jimoakley666 - 1/29/2013, 11:54 AM
@ACira- Yes
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