Hugh Jackman Defends Wolverine and Talks The Japan Theme Sequel!

Hugh "Wolverine" Jackman stands up to Katie Couric when she puts her foot in her mouth by revealing that she is not the targeted demographic.

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By jman1977 - 10/7/2009
"Why would you miss [out on] it?" Hugh argued. "A little bit of nudity, I get all of my rage issues out... any rage issues I have are gone! Yeah, you do [have fun]. I wouldn't make them otherwise."

Well, it's got to be about something. Might as well be about fun.


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Hugh is still taken back by the age range of Wolverine loyalists out there:

"It still amazes me that people come up to me from all over the place, all different types of people and all different types of demographics," he said. "It's always strange to me though when people say, 'Oh, my son loves it!' And I go, 'How old is your son?' And they go, 'Three!' I'm slicing people's heads off here!"

On Japan being the next shooting location for the Wolverine sequel:

"The whole time from when I began, the one story line that I went and said, 'That's a movie!' while I was reading the comic books, was this whole saga in Japan," he described. "It's really beautiful, different, and fantastic. I thought, 'That's a movie.' Now, we've done four movies and we haven't done it yet, so I'm working on that script now. If that comes up to being what I thought it might be, I'll do that."

Now Hugh understands he can not play Wolverine for the rest of his life. So how many more Wolverine movies will hit theaters you ask?

"I always say, 'oh, I'm never doing another one,' until I see the script. It has to be something. But in the superhero world, those kind of movies, 'Wolverine' is by far the most interesting," he confessed. "So I'll do eleven more and that's it!"

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supermarioworldE - 10/7/2009, 9:02 AM
He's only defending this crappy franchise because that's where his paycheck is at every year. Look at him, he's laughing like a little school girl, because he knows he's rolling in the money. All the other stuff he's saying is BS. If he had any respect for the character or the fans, he'd protest against those god awful movies.
RorMachine - 10/7/2009, 9:11 AM
This from a guy that likes Transformers 2!! God awful movies??? The last 2 were the only ones lacking and they still had more integrity and depth that the biggest fart Bay could muster from Jetfires English ass.

Jackman does need to get more involved, which he said he is going to. Lets hope the next one ups the ante.
MisterFixit - 10/7/2009, 9:13 AM
You are correct multi,but these movies are really collected a lot of money. No care about what a comics fan thinks. Just money money money with the rest of the not-fans world
Phinehas - 10/7/2009, 9:15 AM
She's passionate about him. She was almost falling out of her chair over him. What ever happened to objectivity and professionalism from anchors and reporters? Its like it went "pffft"! Buh bye! She was sooo fawning over him.

Also, he says that Wolverine is by far the most interesting of all the comicbook heroes. Hmmmm...I have a sneaking suspicion the man had only read Wolverine's comics. Probably back in '99 when he first got the role to now. ...Only wolverine comics.
bleedthefreak - 10/7/2009, 9:21 AM
@phinehas well wolverine no argument is one of the most interesting so maybe he just took a liking to him. my vote goes to spiderman a nervous smartass teen with spider powers can you say awesome
RorMachine - 10/7/2009, 9:22 AM
Well, I still think Wolverine is the most interesting super hero..or at least one of them. But a character is only as good as the person writing him. Mark Millar has ensured Wolvie is still at the top of the tier. Maybe Hugh hasn't read a lot of other comics, but he's not wrong.
ElBicho - 10/7/2009, 9:26 AM
Love that dude!
Phinehas - 10/7/2009, 9:28 AM
"..or at least one of them."

I'd agree to that! But to say, "THE most"? No. There are quite a few characters that are very interesting to follow.
supermarioworldE - 10/7/2009, 9:28 AM
@rorschach, Do we really need another movie about wolverine, when we have 4 already.


@multi, dude, did you catch any z's recently. lol.
bleedthefreak - 10/7/2009, 9:29 AM
silver samurai should be in the next one
MisterFixit - 10/7/2009, 9:30 AM
Ratner hasn't read comic,so god bless Hugh
RorMachine - 10/7/2009, 9:33 AM
Oh yeah, I mean I prefer certain characters but they wouldn't really be "super heros". Wolvie, X Men, Batman, Spidey..maybe Hulk and Daredevil(again, depending on whos writing) I tend to follow the most from the Superhero gang.

Mario, yes, we do!
supermarioworldE - 10/7/2009, 9:35 AM
@Multi. lol. I thought there was a disco ball talking to me at my dorm. lol
thwhtGuardian - 10/7/2009, 9:37 AM
If hugh has more involvement the next one could be good...if not I think it'll be one see online for me.
loganoneil - 10/7/2009, 9:38 AM
I tell you what Jackman needs to do - he NEEDS to learn how to FIGHT! Logan is an uber-ninja, with over one hundred years of time on his hands to learn just about every fighting system on the planet! This 'hack', 'slash' and 'thrust' crap MAY have worked on the original 'X-Men' movie (it didn't for me), but it doesn't even come CLOSE to cutting it nowadays (no pun intended)! If Jackman really IS a producer (not just in name only), he'd be smart to get a Hong Kong director in on the fight scenes (Donnie Yen or Tsui Hark maybe, whadaya' guys think?) and start martial arts training NOW!
supermarioworldE - 10/7/2009, 9:41 AM
@rorschach, STFU! just kidding.

look, I wouldn't mind another X-men movie if they fix all of the last movies crap, but I am really getting tired of just wolverine. You'd feel just as bad as me if they gave every movie to Cyclops and gave him a spinoff while neglecting all the other x-men.
bleedthefreak - 10/7/2009, 9:42 AM
Chris Pine for Captain America.

@Ror captain America isnt on that list of yours. blasphemy!!

@thwhtknight you suck with your cool avatar i was gonna get till i saw yours. i love mallrats.
ironknight27 - 10/7/2009, 9:45 AM
Ror- I am with you on Mark Millar's Logan. I have not fully read his second Wolverine Run (I am waiting to get Old Man Logan on tpb) but his first run was stellar and I could definitely see that being an interesting movie even if it was just animated.
ironknight27 - 10/7/2009, 9:50 AM
Multi- You know I did not like Cyclops before Joss Whedon and now I think think that he along with Brubaker and Fraction have made him a lot more bad ass. Nice visor by the way!
loganoneil - 10/7/2009, 9:51 AM
Multi - are we talking movie Scott Summers or comic book Scott Summers ('cause movie Summers came off as kind of an emo douchebag to me...)?
superdog - 10/7/2009, 9:55 AM
why would everyone bash a guy for loving a character and loving making movies about him. maybe they dont live up to your standards, but at least he tries. and for those who say money money money, 1st off as he said he has plenty of money and probably his choice or roles so to think he only does this for the money is stupid. 2nd off, last time i check the entertainment industry was a business that is designed to make profits, not please individual fanboys. they do have to consider people who are not fans when making these movies. if they didnt, the movies wouldnt make enough money to be profitable, in which case they wouldnt be made at all. if you want art for art's sake go to the frigen museum.
loganoneil - 10/7/2009, 9:57 AM
Dog - So I take it you're a DC fan... (LMFAO!)
LEEE777 - 10/7/2009, 10:02 AM
WOLVERINE SH!T-ERINES WAS SH!TE!!! ; D

On another note,, of course he's gonna defend it, he's making the [frick]ing sequel!

LMAO!
bleedthefreak - 10/7/2009, 10:07 AM
everybody read my supermike article
ironknight27 - 10/7/2009, 10:09 AM
Keven- I totally agree with you. A lot of the movie felt rushed. I am hoping that they will take their time with the sequel.
slimybug - 10/7/2009, 10:10 AM
It's so awesome that Hugh is actually a guy who loves the role and has enthusiastically proclaimed his desire to play it as many more times as he can.
So often you get these guys who get a big head and think they're too good for a role. It's refreshing to see Hugh talk like he does.
saymekian - 10/7/2009, 10:13 AM
@Multipurposeponi - I am pretty sure I am the only one who knew where that Silver Surfer panel was from haha. That was my favorite fight in the entire Cable & Deadpool series. Showed just how powerful Cable really is.
shibazz - 10/7/2009, 10:18 AM
I don't admire him , just cuz he is into the Character. He is an Artist and his latest work was Shite! (LEE777) AS an Artist he is supposed to take things and make them better and more relevant. That movie failed in those ways an soooo many more. IF Hugh Jackman "Embodies Wolverine now" then, well "that just Stinkeneth" (JarJar Binks-Attack of the Clones). If he has any involvement in a film it is his responsibility to see it be as good as possible and not make any excuses for when he creates art that fails. Its like a painting that sucks but no one can tell the artist cuz they are soooo proud of themselves.... yeah you Rob Liefeld!
supermarioworldE - 10/7/2009, 10:22 AM
@multi, he he, balls.

Cyclops is the man. Which is why I hate Those x-men movies even more
RorMachine - 10/7/2009, 10:23 AM
Lee, i agree with Kev, it gets old hearing you bash the movie every chance you get, especially considering some of the absolute garbage you actually do like!..not that i can talk i guess, i will take a shot at GI Joke whenever the opportunity arises:)

And as i have said before, I shall say again, anyone that thinks Doucheclops is a better character than Wolverine, is deeply [frick]ing suspect!

LEEE777 - 10/7/2009, 10:23 AM
KEVEN @ W*NKERINE BORIGINS! ; D

SHIBAZZ @ Hear hear, he is a [frick]ing ROB LIEFELD!

He sold out, like RYAN [frick]ing REYNOLDS too!!

We luv FOX really.... Not lol.
LEEE777 - 10/7/2009, 10:24 AM
Lol @ ROR @ Thats why you dish TRANSFORMERS 2 every chance you get! ; D
RorMachine - 10/7/2009, 10:25 AM
lmao, how did they sell out you nut?
LEEE777 - 10/7/2009, 10:26 AM
Anyway Peace....

Im just hoping for a better WOLVERINE 2, GI JOE 2 and TRANSFORMERS 3!!!

Then we all win! ; )
LEEE777 - 10/7/2009, 10:28 AM
Lol @ Tea !!!

ROR @ They was playing LOGAN & DEADPOOL by name only, they wasn't playing the characters we all know and love.

I say REBOOT the whole [frick]ing X-Universe an leave DD alone! : D
MatchesMalone - 10/7/2009, 10:31 AM
Ror-I guess he means that they're getting paid for working a job. Hey, what do you know! I'm a sellout, too!
Osiris - 10/7/2009, 10:34 AM
W:0 is a good movie, for action wise but if you try to relate it to the comics the movie is a suckfest, maybe now that he is writing this script and is "such an enthusiast" maybe this one will stick closer to the comics even though it will still have to have elements from the previous movies so the story line makes sense.
supermarioworldE - 10/7/2009, 10:37 AM
@LEE, Exactly
RorMachine - 10/7/2009, 10:37 AM
Thats why its called an adaptation Lee! They were playing VERSIONS of the characters. It does not make them sell outs. And what about all the differences in the characters in GI Joke?? You defend that move all the time. Were Scarlett and Tatum(whatever his name was) lovers in the comic? Was Ripcord black? Was Scarlett only brain washed into being a villain? Was Cobra Commander's name REx? Was he Scarletts brother???

Every movie changes things. Even the holy grail of Iron Man changed stuff from the comic. Ok, Deadpool did take the absolute piss, but nothing that cant be fixed in a solo movie. And Jackman played the only version of Wolverine he could play in a pg13 movie. You cant blame him for that.
Macksimus - 10/7/2009, 10:39 AM
Origins was by far the best X-men movie since X1. People keep complaining about how it does not follow the comics. CRY ME A RIVER!

NO MOVIE FOLLOWS THE COMICS PERFECTLY.

In fact, Origins actually DOES follow the comic pretty closely in a sense that it takes many different story elements from the comics and combines them into a single plotline. I saw all kinds of little details from the comics that the producers/directer took into consideration to make this movie. So, please stop with the talk about how it does "not follow the comics."

...because that is just a bunch of nonsense.
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