Hugh Jackman confirms ‘The Wolverine’ is after ‘Last Stand’ and gives cameo surprise
Hugh Jackman is returning as Wolverine for another solo film in “The Wolverine” and an undisclosed role in “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” a sequel to last summer’s “X-Men: First Class.”
Speaking to Parade Jackman reluctantly revealed a couple details about “The Wolverine”
“You want to get me into trouble, don’t you? [laughs] Okay, the movie takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand. My character is at his lowest. He is supposed to be able to heal himself, but he may encounter someone who has worked out a way to really hurt him.”
The “Les Miserables” star must address his physical appearance in “Wolverine” as the interviewer jokes about his abs being “painted on.”
“I keep thinking, “Come on, you spend millions on CGI, can’t you throw a quarter million my way for visual effects so I can eat pizza and drink beer and still look great?” No, I had to do it the hard way. Let me tell you, at 44 it’s not getting easier.”
One huge surprise for fans is that Jackman confirms another cameo.
“And there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it.”
The film also stars Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tee, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto and Svetlana Khodchenkova.
The Wolverine opens July 26, 2013.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Wolverine:
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.