After playing Wolverine an impressive seven times, the claw-cladded X-Men star, Hugh Jackman, discusses his plans for his next appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past in an exclusive interview with Collider.
Interesting fact: Did you know for example that he received no payment for his cameo in X-Men: First Class, where Fox made a charitable donation to his kids' schools instead? Imagine the kudos that his kids must continue to get for being able to say that Wolverine is played by their dad. Find out what else the powerhouse had to say for himself below.
Hugh Jackman on:
There’s no director better at handling multi-character stories. He knows how to do that... He embraces the emotional side of the story in this fully, there’s a lot of comedy in it as well and all things that... So he really wanted to create a very realistic, human, emotionally rich dynamic and it’s just gone to another level on this.
I’ve been doing it for 14 years, so of course at some point I’m going to have to pass it on, so I guard it more jealously, I appreciate it more and I’m enjoying it more than ever.
The future of his Wolverine
Who knows, this may be my last time playing it? And if it is, it couldn’t be a better way to wrap it up...I’m fully aware that people will hear the idea and think, ‘Ah, they’ve just come up with a way to bring everybody together’ right? And the great thing is, I don’t have to sell it because I know the storyline is phenomenal. Any of the cynics out there, it’s going to exceed their expectations by a million miles. Because it’s a very strong, emotional story, which I think has always been the strength of X-Men following the humane and difficult side and tortured side of these superheroes, but it’s also intellectually very, very engaging and the action is ridiculous. It’s – I probably shouldn’t tell you this either – the biggest Fox movie ever outside of Avatar, so it’s a massive movie.
I always think the great parts outlive the actors that play them.
Certainly can't argue with that Hugh. The man is undoubtedly doing a stellar job, I mean, imagine a life without Hugh Jackman as Wolverine: it just makes no sense...