Access Hollywood recently chat with The Wolverine himself, , about his iconic character, as well as how singlehandedly redefined the modern superhero movie with X-Men. Most importantly, Jackman feels that Singer will be the first director to make each subsequent X-Men film better.
I personally hope that Singer will be able to rewrite most of what did with The Last Stand (killing off major characters, not treating the Phoenix Saga seriously, etc). If this quote from Jackman means anything, it's that the original team will hopefully be back and better than ever. Here's the video with text below:
I know, having sat at Comic-Con on that panel with that amazing cast–I keep saying it's like two movies in one but the size of it, it's like three in one! It's going to blow people away because the story – Bryan Singer is going to be the first director to make increasingly better movies in a franchise, I'm not sure if there's anyone else that's done it.
Few people credit Bryan for what he deserves credit for, which is really inventing that genre. There wasn't really a superhero genre before X-Men came out. Funny enough, I remember catching a plane while we were promoting The Prestige with , he said to me that he'd always had the Batman in his mind. Even way back before 2000, he had the version of Batman that he ended up making in his head. He said, "when I went into the cinema and saw X-Men, I said damn, that's my idea." The idea that you could really dive in to the emotional life, to the vulnerability of these characters and that, as well as being fantastical, amazing and action, is what's going to hook people and make them care. That's what Bryan did; he had a lot of courage to do that.