I wouldn’t really call myself a Wolverine fan, but then again I don’t participially hate him. The character is overused, and overshadows some of the other interesting characters in the X-Men world (see the recent X-Men, or should I say Wolverine, trilogy). Despite this, I am looking forward to X-Men Origins: Wolverine because A) It has X-Men in the title and B) What we have seen so far is looking good.
Jackman has recently been on a publicity spree promoting his new movie, Deception. This obviously brought up Wolverine questions, as he still has the facial hair due to ongoing filming in Australia. MTV asked him a few questions, and he answered with some rather interesting stuff. He talks about the tone of the film, saying it is similar to that of Batman Begins. He also talks about further Wolverine movies. Read it below!
“It feels different,” Hugh Jackman told us recently about “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” which he’s currently shooting with eyes towards a May 2009 release. “But I don’t think its going be night and day.”
After being the breakout character in three blockbuster mutant flicks, Logan will try and set a spin-off blueprint that could eventually yield a “Magneto” movie and more. “We are dealing with a character who is probably one of the darker comic book characters ever created,” Jackman said of the flick, which co-stars Liev Schreiber, Dominic Monaghan and Ryan Reynolds. “The movie has a lot of fun elements, but there are layers of pain and darkness to this character.”
“Tonally, I would put it more in the ‘Batman Begins’ sort of realm,” he said, distancing the flick from past “X-Men” movies. “That’s sort of where we’re headed.”
And if Jackman has his way, “Origins” won’t be the last time we see him wielding adamantium claws. “There are two conditions for me doing any more: One is will anybody want to see it, and the second is: Will I still have the passion for it?” he explained. “I really wanted to do this spin-off movie, because I felt we hadn’t truly found who this character was.”
“Right now,” Jackman added, fueling hope for the fanboys, “I feel like I could do another ten or eleven.”
The chances of us getting a Wolverine 11: He Still Hasn’t A Damn Clue Who He Is is unlikely. However, it does suggest that if X-Men Origins: Wolverine does well at the box office, we will get more. Personally, I think getting four movies focusing on Wolverine is more than enough, a whole new trilogy will just get boring, unless of course, Origins is amazing. We’ll have to wait until May 2009 to find out!