Things have been quiet on the Wolverine front lately…too quiet I say. The cast and crew have been left to get on with filming, which is now in its fourth month. We know most of the cast and characters now, and we have been given a few images to keep us happy.
Main dude Hugh Jackman spoke to The Herald Sun recently about filming, and how the young actor hired to play a young Wolverine should not read stuff on the internet.
Jackman is deep into shooting an X-Men spinoff and new Seed project Wolverine in Sydney with co-stars Liev Schreiber and Ryan Reynolds.
“I’m used to these movies now,” he says. “They’re big and there’s a lot involved, a lot at stake, so it’s always high pressure. But Gavin Hood, our director, is a real force. He’s an Oscar-winning director (for Tsotsi) and he’s used to working under different kinds of pressure and stresses.”
Jackman hand-picked Melbourne youngster Kodi Smit-McPhee (Romulus, My Father) to play Wolverine as a young man.
“He’s one of those kids who’s fearless,” Jackman says. “I hope he doesn’t read this article because yes, there is pressure on him because of who he’s playing and the expectations of fans. I was lucky to be completely ignorant of fans’ expectations and the whole world before X-Men came out. I just hope he doesn’t read too much or go on the internet because he naturally has the goods I know the fans will love.”
Kodi Smit-McPhee should have nothing to worry about. He has a whole year before the hardcore fans rip his performance to shreds due to his hair not being ‘Wolverine’ enough, or his feet being too small.