Hugh Jackman Talks Wolverine Movie (Plus A New Pic!)

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:24 pm,

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Things have been quiet on the Wolverine movie front since August, but today Empire Magazine was kind enough to send us a preview of their January issue and it includes a brand new image of a ripped and huge Hugh Jackman as Wolverine from the upcoming movie, plus some new info about how he approached the character, and director Gavin Hood comments about rumors of problems surrounding the film.

Hugh Jackman on ramping up the action in upcoming X-Men Prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

“We ended up doing quite a lot of it. I wanted the fight scenes to be a little more brutal- I want people to wince a bit more.”

Hugh Jackman on drawing inspiration from De Niro:

“I had this image in my head of De Niro in that remake of Cape Fear, You were terrified of that character from the moment he took his shirt off…; you knew he was this coiled spring that would rip your head off, no matter how nonchalant he acted. That’s who Wolverine is.”

Wolverine co-star Liev Schneiber on Jackman’s improved physique:

“Hugh’s a monster right now!.”

Wolverine director Gavin Hood dismisses rumors of a troubled production:

“If nobody were talking about us, we’d be in trouble… On every film, you experience the joy and the strain of collaborative work.”

And here’s the cover from the January issue of Empire Magazine feature Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the upcoming X-Men: Origins movie:

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in Empire Magazine

On a related note, Coming Soon has confirmed that a trailer for the film will be attached to The Day the Earth Stood Still – so now you have at least some valid reason to go see that, I suppose. icon cool Hugh Jackman Talks Wolverine Movie (Plus A New Pic!)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine opens on May 1, 2009.

Source: EmpireOnline.com

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  1. Cool, I guess.

    I wonder if they’d be interested in going for a Japanese backstory some time down the line…

  2. He’s still too damn tall to be Wolverine.

  3. 90calibre, you’re totally right, he’s like a foot too tall, heh. But at the same time Hugh Jackman is awesome and I loved him in the first X-Men movie.

    I hope he’s not the Goody Two-shoes in this film like he is in the X-movies.

    Wolverine = the most overused and ruined character of comic book history.

  4. Rob, I agree about the overused thing. I remember in the 90′s guest appearances in Marvel Comics were 1 of 3 people….. Ghost Rider, Punisher and Wolverine, I got tired of that really quickly and I didnt like Wolverine for the longest time because of it. Hugh Jackman in the 1st X-Men brought me back to liking the character.

  5. Looks like Wolverine doing one of his traditional trademark movie poses.

    Off topic: What about HEAT II!?! Captian Jack Sparrow vs Batman. Haven’t heard anything on that film.

  6. Rob Keyes: From the looks of the Comic Con footage, looks like Wolverine going to be a tad bit grittier because of the bad language. Hoping it’s as raw as Blade.

  7. Unfortunately I doubt they’d have the balls to make this rated R, which would make it a way better film IMHO.

    Nothing like slicing people with razor sharp claws and having no blood appear. Maybe they have lasers built in and cauterize wounds as they create them. 8-)

    Vic

  8. Hugh Jackman IS Wolverine. All you purists need to calm down when the guy on screen portraying a FICTIONAL character doesn’t look EXACTLY like he’s DRAWN!!! He’s too tall, give me a break.

    I, for one, hope this movie kicks ass!!!

  9. I hope this movie kicks ass too. I can’t wait to see it. Wolverine is one of my favorite Marvel characters (Deadpool being the first. I hope they get him right in this, and give him his own film!) and it looks like they are getting it right with his violent and romantic past.

    Now I have to go see The Day the Earth Stood Still! That sucks. I hate Keanu.

  10. Vic: I agree about the R rating probably being a no go just because it’s owned by FOX. :( The viloence will probably exactly like Wolverine was protrayed in the X-MEN films, but the language will be filthier.

    IMHO, FOX is the worst of ALL the studios that produce comic book movies. If WB/Newline or Liongate or even Universial own the X-men franchise, it would have been alot grittier especially with this Wolverine movie.

  11. I like the whole reference by Jackman that Wolverine is a “coiled spring”,I just hope they release it and we get to see him go berzerk!!!!!

  12. Jackman being tall doesn’t bug me a bit. As was stated above, this is the “movie” Wolverine just as we had the “movie” Iron Man, Batman, etc.

    Vic

  13. I like hugh jackman, A LOT. very good actor, i also appreciated his role in the first X-men movie, i thought he was totally wasted in the other 2 films. and they weren’t that good imho. looking forward to this one…but first – BSG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO SAY WE ALL!!!!!!!!!!

  14. gambit is gunna own.

  15. That WOLVERING 5-piece stand alone series with the Samurai-lean is outstanding, though I doubt it would hit a mainstream audience which is why it probably isnt being used.

    I’m hoping for a total homerun with WOLVERINE, mostly becaues it’s the gatekeeper movie for a bunch of really great films that can help to tell mammoth stories that just simply can’t be told otherwise.

  16. @War-Machine

    actually, I wanted someone else for Gambit. And why is he in this movie anyway? What’s he got to do with Weapon X?

  17. They just wanted some bigger heroes in the movie, my favorite x-men have always been Strong Guy and Banshee but they will never make it into the movies just because theyre not popular enough heroes. There are other mutants that are just as cool as Gambit and actually have a connection to weapon x like Marrow but as i said earlier, they only want popular characters.

  18. ALL I CAN SAY I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE THE MOVIE. HUGH JACKMAN IS TOO TALL TO BE WOLVERINE? yes! WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE CHARACTER WOLVERINE, BECAUSE AS FAR AS TO BE TOO TALL, YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO TALL, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE AS HANDSOME AND GOODLOOKING AS JACKMAN, THE GUY IS IMPRESSIVE. LOOOOVE MY MEN TALL!

  19. sorry meant if you are as tall!!!…

  20. The Character Wolvy was 5″5 and they could of made him shorter if they wanted too it is a movie,come on any movie film maker can at least try to keep the story right. I also agree with it being rated R all the way wolvy acts or is the animal in nature he trys to keep him self from going haywire. Also if they mess this movie up i am going to be pissed. They already messed up The Juggernaut, and some other characters!!!!!!

  21. man i dam like his physic n he suitable bein a wolfwiren

  22. THE PERFECT MAN!
    That’s one of the sexiest men i’ve ever seen in show bussiness and im super picky!
    Love him off!

  23. HE IS PERFECT PEOPLE!WHAT’S WRONG WITH U HE’S AWESOME AND HE LOOKS JUST LIKE WOLVIE!HE’S DAMN HOTTT I LOVE HIM!

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