Hugh Jackman On First ‘Wolverine’: ‘It Could Have Been Better’

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After sitting out most of “X-Men: First Class,” Hugh Jackman and his mutant alter-ego claw their way back into theaters this summer in the X-Men origin tale “The Wolverine.”

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Jackman, who stars in the Japan-set sequel, admitted to Entertainment Weekly recently that 2009’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” was a bit of a disappointment, saying the second feature will be more focused .

“I had something to prove, and we could have done better,” the actor said. “Somehow the first Wolverine movie ended up looking like the fourth X-Men — just with different characters. I left unsure if we’d achieved our goal, which was to make sure people understood my character.”

“This movie will really get to his core,” Jackman adds. “Fingers crossed that we’ve done it this time. I’m pretty confident we have.”

Directed by James Mangold, “The Wolverine” arrives July 26.

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  1. LOL says:

    Jackman, you suck. You need to let go of this franchise and let them reboot it. No, scarp that; you need to kill off this franchise and the public’s addiction to crap superhero movies so that studios can once again try and create stories about grounded people. Movies are an insult to our intelligence, and Hollywood revels in that fact.

  2. ccdev says:

    Hey jackman if you’re reading this – i mean, all your bs anger scenes where you just pull your eyebrows together and you snarl like ‘ohhh, you’re so angry…..”. not convincing at all. and where the hell is the inner rage before the animal in you is unleashed? THERE IS NO LAYER TO YOUR PERFORMANCE anymore. when you were in the bar in X-men 1, you felt dangerous, you were dangerous. now you’re just another tough guy with a soft heart, ohhhhhh, how nice for the female fans. grudamnit, stick to van helsing, it’s your kind of popcorn. give us back our ‘REAL’ wolverine….

  3. ccdev says:

    and jackman is more of a hack than a real actor. he ‘glams’ a project up HOLLYWOOD style but it’s just popcorn, there’s no substance to this character as potrayed by the hack, jackman.

  4. ccdev says:

    “could have done better”? a wolverine, acting out bathroom comedy scenarios was the last thing this crap of a movie needed.

  5. Joe Smart says:

    That’s a pretty diplomatic way of putting it. The first Wolverine was watchable but also thoroughly mediocre, on a par with the Fantastic Four films or Daredevil or the first Ghost Rider. It was a pretty big let down compared with the first two X Men films.

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