Hugh Jackman could make a serious case for being the single biggest posterboy for the Marvel movie deluge of the last several years (although he'd probably lose to Toby the Webslinger). At any rate, he certainly scores among the most popular cinematic super heroes, and with his third performance as Wolverine in theX-Men films, and an upcoming Wolvey-centric film slated, he stands to become the most long-running character of the modern super hero actors (I think. Feel free to correct me if I'm forgetting someone here). In a recent interview, Jackman discussed Wolverine's role in the new film, as well as the upcoming title feature. He indicated that he's been very adamant about keeping Wolverine as an all out brawling street-fighter, not martial arts or anything "pretty." He just hits to hurt. He also said that in the newest X-film, he expects audiences to be wowed ("going ballistic") over some of the fight choreography. Sounds good to me so far.

In discussing his title film, Jackman has nothing but good things to say. He's excited, he's anxious, and he loves the character. "I may be biased, but I think there's so much still to be mined, still to be learned from that [character]." He also notes that while he is certainly willing to offer his take on the character and his point of view, he has no interest in taking any form of directorial role in the upcoming film.

If you are a regular reader of this site, you'll know that I'm not particularly optimistic about the upcoming X3. Like many Marvel geeks, I worry that the train has finally gotten out of control. However, I will say that I love Jackman's portrayal of Wolverine, and I think he does a fantastic job representing the character. Silver lining to the dark X-cloud? Probably. I'm still interested in the direction the Wolverine movie will choose to take...


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