Hugh Jackman Not Ready To Give Up Wolverine
Hugh Jackman is currently filming Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" marking his seventh on screen portrayal of the iconic Marvel Comics berserker. No one would fault Jackman if he said that was his last time out as Wolverine but the actor says he's not ready to hang up the claws.
Starting the interview off with HitFix, actor Hugh Jackman admits that they didn't really hit the mark with "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Said the Australian actor, "We didn't worry about ratings [with "The Wolverine"], we just worried about trying to nail that character that is endemic in the comic book. I felt [in previous films] that we didn't have enough time because there were too many other mutants or other storylines or we just missed the mark. I feel in this one we kind of got it."
Hugh goes on to state that his love for the Marvel Comics character is greater than ever before and that despite presently filming his seventh outing as Wolverine, he's not thinking about stopping. "I'm not ready to give him up just yet," said Hugh. He continued, "Let me tell you, I love [the role] and probably like [the character] more than ever." With a film adaptation of "X-Force" in the works, could Jackman also be part of that X-Men spinoff's future? Maybe Fox is listening to fans' complaints about Wolverine being the center and apparent leader of the X-Men team so they're giving Wolvie his own squad, a team that he's lead in the more recent run of the comic book title.
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"Spinning out of the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, Logan (Hugh Jackman) travels to Japan where he falls for the beautiful Mariko Yashida (Tao Okamoto) to the grave displeasure of her father Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi) and her half-brother, the fearsome Silver Samurai (Will Yun Lee). But this isn't Logan's first trip to the Land of the Rising Sun or his first encounter with the Yashida clan. Based on a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) and Mark Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard, Total Recall )and the comic book by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont."
Running Time: 2 hrs 6 minutes
Release Date: July 26, 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto
Directed by: James Mangold
Written by: Mark Bomback (screenplay) Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay) Frank Miller (comic book) Chris Claremont (comic book)
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