Published On: Sun, Oct 9th, 2011

Hugh Jackman talks ‘The Wolverine’, the rage and women in new film

Speaking with The Guardian while promoting “Real Steel”, Hugh Jackman addressed the challenges of Wolverine, the problems with “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and the next film “The Wolverine”. From the article published yesterday:

“I think we’ve got the chance to nail the character this time, to do the hole-in-one. We haven’t managed that yet. On the last movie, we complicated it with too many other characters. And there’ll be more women this time, which is good. The last one was so masculine!

“The new film will go more into the character. I don’t think we’ve ever seen his rage expressed properly. We’re letting go with this one of the whole, ‘Who am I? Where did I come from? Oh no, I’ve lost my memory,’ thing. I feel like that’s sent us all to sleep. ‘Yeah, whatever pal. We’re bored! Fine, you were a sushi chef, whatever it was, can we just get on with the story now?'”

The Australian actor addressed how difficult it is to bring Wolverine to life.

“It takes every ounce of power in my body when I’m playing him just to keep still and find that interior, brooding aspect. [Director] Bryan Singer used to yell at me: ‘Stop moving! Just stand there and say your lines!'”

Director James Mangold has hired Mark Bomback to rework the screenplay before shooting starts next year.

Production on the movie was initially due to begin later this year, but a combination of Hugh’s commitment to ‘Les Miserables’ and the weather in Japan means it may now not begin until spring 2012.

It may now move to Canada instead of Japan, or a combination of the two.

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