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

Fox and Marvel's 'Wolverine' sequel bows July 26

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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.