Hugh Jackman Says DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Will Be The X-Men's THE AVENGERS

Hugh Jackman Says DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Will Be The X-Men's THE AVENGERS

Hugh Jackman is clearly confident about Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past as he believes that the movie, "will be, for X-Men, like The Avengers." The actor also shares his thoughts on returning to the role of Logan so soon after The Wolverine.

In an interview with Empire Magazine, Hugh Jackman has once again expressed his excitement about starring in X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, he clearly has high hopes for the movie which has recently been surrounded in a little controversy as a result of 20th Century Fox's decision to introduce Quicksilver ahead of Joss Whedon's sequel to The Avengers. Talking of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, it was the first instalment of that Marvel Studios franchise which Jackman compared the "inbetweequel" to. "I thought, I wonder if they'll want me to cameo again?" he said of first hearing about the movie. However, after being sent an 8-page synopsis of the story, he was extremely impressed with both the story and his role in it. "I was like, 'Okay, this is a slam-dunk idea. This, actually, is phenomenal. I think this will be, for X-Men, like The Avengers.' And I think it is..." As for how he feels about reprising the role of Wolverine so soon after wrapping up work on latest solo outing, he added: "I was a little frustrated because I was nearing the end of a 12-to-18 month physical odyssey and getting ready to have Christmas off - and lasagnes. And I'm, unfortunately, not as young as I was, so I have to start earlier and go for longer. So I was like, Okay, we gotta keep going.' But I'm really excited about it, and I never thought in a million years I would play one character in seven movies." Now that's dedication!

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.


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.
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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "X-Men" 5/28/2013 Source: Empire Magazine
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HellsHammer - 5/28/2013, 6:48 AM
KNIGHT3000 - 5/28/2013, 6:58 AM
Keep up the good work...
JoeMomma29 - 5/28/2013, 6:58 AM
LOL we can only hope!!!!
ATrueHero1987 - 5/28/2013, 7:00 AM
Ramiel - 5/28/2013, 7:01 AM
Why would this X-Men be like the Avengers? Shouldn't it be like, I don't know, an X-Men movie instead?
Tainted87 - 5/28/2013, 7:01 AM
Anything's possible, I guess. I don't trust Singer to bring the fun and deadpan humor like Whedon does though, but I gotcha, Hugh.
LEVITIKUZ - 5/28/2013, 7:01 AM
Singer will [frick] it up.

Why can't we get Zack Snyder or Joss Whedon to direct it? Why can't Zack Snyder or Joss Whedon direct every comic book movie?
darkspark - 5/28/2013, 7:02 AM
X-Men will suck as long as Fox has the rights it's that simple.
DVonShakari - 5/28/2013, 7:02 AM
It'll be more like the X-Men's version of 90210
CherryBomb - 5/28/2013, 7:02 AM

Hugh Jackman, please hang up the claws.

I love Hugh, but seeing him constantly overshadow the rest of the X-Men is really annoying.

Have him cameo or have a minor role in DOFP and then thats it!
McMeatFace - 5/28/2013, 7:04 AM
I love Hugh Jackman's enthusiasm for the Wolverine character. It is refreshing to see that he realized this was the role that brought him into the mainstream and instead of "becoming bored" or "too good" to play the role over time, he approaches it with the same good will and energy each time out. Because he is a strong actor and has this appreciation, I will always support him in the roles and not knock him.

The actual movie on the other hand. . .
DVonShakari - 5/28/2013, 7:05 AM
you stop that Levi....I like Snyder and Whedon just where they are respectively. I don't know what the hell Bryan Singer did to convince them to let him behind another camera again.
OtakuPapi - 5/28/2013, 7:06 AM
Singer can't do it! Plus X-men can't be Avengers they have too many character and the time stream is too convoluted plus there is no peeking order in the X Men movies!
MitchConner - 5/28/2013, 7:06 AM
Haha...awe, he thinks a singer film will be as good as Avengers, so cute
Draven646 - 5/28/2013, 7:07 AM
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ParisSun - 5/28/2013, 7:07 AM
Hugh's a great actor. But I think it's time to hang up the claws. He'll go on to win two Oscars and do some great films I'm sure. But it's time that the entire X series is rebotted from the start once DoFP does Star Trek: Into the Darkness type numbers.
rocky - 5/28/2013, 7:08 AM

EXACTLY. Most of these guys turn a bit douchey. Jackman seems very blue collar and humble.

I wish the films were a better adaptation of the X-Men so he could get all the adulation he deserves
DrDoom - 5/28/2013, 7:08 AM
yeah ok
SageMode - 5/28/2013, 7:08 AM
I wonder if Jackman's gonna cry in this one?
TheClemster - 5/28/2013, 7:09 AM
lol Cipher that is excellent :)
DVonShakari - 5/28/2013, 7:09 AM
I would rather see Cyclops, Storm, Rogue, Iceman, Gambit, Archangel, Jean Grey, and Colossus done the RIGHT way!!

I'm kinda sick of seeing Wolverine so damn much...
Tainted87 - 5/28/2013, 7:09 AM
But Soto, Cyke isn't in DOFP.
gambgel - 5/28/2013, 7:10 AM
he's probably talking about the action scope, not about tone or the plot.

Avengers was the first epic team movie with great team action. And Days of future past more than likely will be the second one.
xXkryptoniteXx - 5/28/2013, 7:11 AM
I like singer and jackman for there roles that they played in the genre but no on this one. Days of future past won't be the avengers of the xmen. Don't get me wrong I hope it does but fox's xmen usually changes a lot of things in the xmen mythology

I accept the changes cause I like there approach for the xmen movies. It's a science fiction genre with comic book characters also it's not campy as the avnegers or any other comic book movies that marvel release. Captain America, avengers and rami's spiderman movies. I hope they do great for Days of future past.
jmkrug80 - 5/28/2013, 7:12 AM
Yea I don't think so. The Days of Future Past story is already ruined with characters that aren't even in it. I'll wait for DVD.
DVonShakari - 5/28/2013, 7:12 AM
I'd love to let the man make his darn movie....but all of his darn CBM's have sucked whale balls...X-2 sucked like hippo balls...
DaenerysTargaryen - 5/28/2013, 7:12 AM
Uhuh sure it will be. I bet they WISH it would be like Avengers. My prediction is that its going to be one big giant Mutant Cluster [frick].
ATrueHero1987 - 5/28/2013, 7:12 AM
Actually, Blade was the first good movie based on a Marvel character...
DVonShakari - 5/28/2013, 7:14 AM
I'll wait for this movie to show up on Fox or FX so I can see it for free
LEVITIKUZ - 5/28/2013, 7:15 AM
Ah Singer. The only director to [frick] both DC & Marvel.
xXkryptoniteXx - 5/28/2013, 7:16 AM

Very true and these so called fans forget. They only know what's happening now but not looking back on how it was before. They should be greatful.

Superman returns was a boring but at least it was true to the character as well as a good fan homage of Richard dinners superman which I love. Without singers superman movie we could have gotten Burton's superman movie which was a dodge a bullet on that one. Another thing it paved way for man of steel being this epic project with talented people behind it.
DVonShakari - 5/28/2013, 7:16 AM
I thought the movies sucked the moment I saw them...X-2 wasn't so bad....but the rest............THUMBS DOWN!!! I did like Kelsy Grammer's Beast tho...
AmazingFantasy - 5/28/2013, 7:17 AM
I take this word
[frick] you all

Let's see
RPD - 5/28/2013, 7:17 AM
Yeah, right. Whatever, dude...
Greengo - 5/28/2013, 7:17 AM
He'll get some respect once he finally earns it and makes a decents CBM!!!!
JGAR - 5/28/2013, 7:18 AM
That's good to hear Logan.
TheClemster - 5/28/2013, 7:18 AM
I would love to see a solo movie about archangel and the way he turns out like during the Inferno saga.

I wonder why we haven't herad about an X-Force movie idea yet??? Maybe to R-rated???

While I am at it a Cable and Hope movie would be awesome, I really love that story even if time travel are always so confusing in movies :)
ATrueHero1987 - 5/28/2013, 7:19 AM
@Batmaniac well the Marvel Banner didn't appear until the first Spider-Man movie. They knew Blade was a Marvel character when it said "Based on the Marvel characters..." In the opening. Plus, people really know now that he is a Marvel character.
xXkryptoniteXx - 5/28/2013, 7:19 AM

You know x2 is a good movie or even great. At that time no comic book movie was at that level until batman begins. That way of approach from a good filmmaker "grounded as possible" is the best approach for a non campy comic book movie. X2 is shit? Good way of you to troll and pick on singer's best comic book movie he made to date and the one that push comic book movies to another level.
GOTG - 5/28/2013, 7:20 AM
why all the negative comment, its not like the film doesnt have the potential to be great
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