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Hugh Jackman responds to criticism of X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Jun. 3, 2013by:

One of the biggest letdowns for me had to be X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, most of this due to the handling of Deadpool. I don't need to rehash that because the majority of you already know what I'm talking about. When Hugh Jackman spoke with Entertainment Weekly, he admitted that the film didn't exactly turn out they way he wanted it to, and it may not have done what was intended:

"...we could have done better. Somehow the first Wolverine movie ended up looking like the fourth X-Men just with different characters. I left unsure if wed achieved our goal, which was to make sure people understood my character."

I think we are all familiar with Jackman's feelings on returning to play Wolverine in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. However, it seems that the actor is still unsure whether we will see him on the big screen again in the role:

"I wasnt even sure after the first [stand-alone] film if I would do another. I wont say never, because Im still loving it. But there would have to be a pretty compelling reason."

But what about replacing him? Producer Hutch Parker said it would be "blasphemous".

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1:05PM on 06/04/2013
Who else would eat all those grilled chickens to fit the role?
Who else would eat all those grilled chickens to fit the role?
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8:10AM on 06/04/2013
Double post for some reason
Double post for some reason
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7:51AM on 06/04/2013
Replace him already! The sight of him with balls under his neck cannot be unseen.plus he's too tall.wolverine is called such 'cos of his stature.
Replace him already! The sight of him with balls under his neck cannot be unseen.plus he's too tall.wolverine is called such 'cos of his stature.
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11:56AM on 06/04/2013
Balls under his neck?
Balls under his neck?
2:16AM on 06/04/2013
Aside for how Deadpool was handled & some poor CGi (those claws!), I still thought Origins was a fairly decent movie mainly because of Jackman & Schreiber, they played well off each other. I am pleased with the trailer for The Wolverine & I guess we have to find out how DOFP turns out. Much like RDJ as Iron Man I just can't see anyone else playing Wolverine, Jackman owns the role.
Aside for how Deadpool was handled & some poor CGi (those claws!), I still thought Origins was a fairly decent movie mainly because of Jackman & Schreiber, they played well off each other. I am pleased with the trailer for The Wolverine & I guess we have to find out how DOFP turns out. Much like RDJ as Iron Man I just can't see anyone else playing Wolverine, Jackman owns the role.
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9:32AM on 06/04/2013
I think the only thing I loved about Origins was the opening war montage. But disappointed that they never explained WHY Logan fought in every battle. A little let down too that they didn't show more of his childhood, how deranged Creed and his father were and more explanation the hostile relationship between him and Wolverine.
I think the only thing I loved about Origins was the opening war montage. But disappointed that they never explained WHY Logan fought in every battle. A little let down too that they didn't show more of his childhood, how deranged Creed and his father were and more explanation the hostile relationship between him and Wolverine.
10:23PM on 06/03/2013
Well, at the very least it had Liev Schreiber as a pretty good Sabertooth.
Well, at the very least it had Liev Schreiber as a pretty good Sabertooth.
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12:14AM on 06/04/2013
Agreed, "Screibertooth" was one of the underrated aspects of this movie.
Agreed, "Screibertooth" was one of the underrated aspects of this movie.
10:11PM on 06/03/2013

Agreed...

The handling of Deadpool WAS horrendous, except perhaps for the casting. The movie ccould have worked if they'd have stuck to the Jemas, Quesada, Jenkins, Kubert, Isanove story. But no.
The handling of Deadpool WAS horrendous, except perhaps for the casting. The movie ccould have worked if they'd have stuck to the Jemas, Quesada, Jenkins, Kubert, Isanove story. But no.
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9:26PM on 06/03/2013
Yes, you achieved your goal in helping the audience better understand the emotional dynamics and history of Wolverine. Where Xmen Origins: Wolverine failed is that it was A SHITTY PIECE OF FILMMAKING AND STORYTELLING
Yes, you achieved your goal in helping the audience better understand the emotional dynamics and history of Wolverine. Where Xmen Origins: Wolverine failed is that it was A SHITTY PIECE OF FILMMAKING AND STORYTELLING
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7:18PM on 06/03/2013
Subtext: "Time to back up that Brinks truck, bitches!"
Subtext: "Time to back up that Brinks truck, bitches!"
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6:54PM on 06/03/2013

Oh shit, i think i have a dumb idea

Now this is gonna sound like a stupid idea, but I wouldnt mind seeing Pee Wee Herman show up as Morph/Changling in some "Age of Apocalypse" X-men spin off film. yea that just came outta no where
Now this is gonna sound like a stupid idea, but I wouldnt mind seeing Pee Wee Herman show up as Morph/Changling in some "Age of Apocalypse" X-men spin off film. yea that just came outta no where
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6:53PM on 06/03/2013

Oh shit, i think i have a dumb idea

Now this is gonna sound like a stupid idea, but I wouldnt mind seeing Pee Wee Herman show up as Morph/Changling in some "Age of Apocalypse" X-men spin off film. yea that just came outta no where
Now this is gonna sound like a stupid idea, but I wouldnt mind seeing Pee Wee Herman show up as Morph/Changling in some "Age of Apocalypse" X-men spin off film. yea that just came outta no where
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6:54PM on 06/03/2013
why the hell did this post three times? my bad Ya'll
why the hell did this post three times? my bad Ya'll
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6:50PM on 06/03/2013

Oh shit, i think i have a dumb idea

Now this is gonna sound like a stupid idea, but I wouldnt mind seeing Pee Wee Herman show up as Morph/Changling in some "Age of Apocalypse" X-men spin off film. yea that just came outta no where
Now this is gonna sound like a stupid idea, but I wouldnt mind seeing Pee Wee Herman show up as Morph/Changling in some "Age of Apocalypse" X-men spin off film. yea that just came outta no where
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6:46PM on 06/03/2013

Oh shit, i think i have a dumb idea

Now this is gonna sound like a stupid idea, but I wouldnt mind seeing Pee Wee Herman show up as Morph/Changling in some "Age of Apocalypse" X-men spin off film. yea that just came outta no where
Now this is gonna sound like a stupid idea, but I wouldnt mind seeing Pee Wee Herman show up as Morph/Changling in some "Age of Apocalypse" X-men spin off film. yea that just came outta no where
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6:40PM on 06/03/2013
Good on you Hugh, at least you admit when you're moving turned out like crap instead of just saying your some action movie-cinematic genius and the rest of us are just retards for not liking it (cough... Michael Bay... cough, Uwe Boll).
Good on you Hugh, at least you admit when you're moving turned out like crap instead of just saying your some action movie-cinematic genius and the rest of us are just retards for not liking it (cough... Michael Bay... cough, Uwe Boll).
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4:29PM on 06/03/2013
You know ...I enjoyed Wolverine Origins. Sure, Deadpool's treatment was poor ...but prior to the Hulk Vs Wolverine animated movie ...I'd never come across him (even during my time collecting comics) so it didn't really bother me. My biggest peeve with the movie other than the timeline inconsistencies was Gambit's treatment - what a great character...totally f**ked up (I suppose fans of Deadpool feel the same about his treatment). I own the DVD and love the theme music...the fantastic opening
You know ...I enjoyed Wolverine Origins. Sure, Deadpool's treatment was poor ...but prior to the Hulk Vs Wolverine animated movie ...I'd never come across him (even during my time collecting comics) so it didn't really bother me. My biggest peeve with the movie other than the timeline inconsistencies was Gambit's treatment - what a great character...totally f**ked up (I suppose fans of Deadpool feel the same about his treatment). I own the DVD and love the theme music...the fantastic opening credits...the Victor/Wolverine Vs Deadpool fight - great stuff ....but to this day, I'll never understand how Wolverine knocked out Gambit with his elbow as if Gambit was some throw away character ...then is about to kill Victor in the same alley he just elbow knocked out Gambit ...only for us to see Gambit running across roof tops and landing in the alley with a kinetic explosion...thus saving Victor...what the f**k happened - was stuff cut out of that scene??? How did Gambit get on to the roof tops? Did the Victor/Logan fight move in to another alley? Lets not even talk about the timeline issues concerning Gambit in relation to where his character would be in terms of the other movies. Yes ...definitely, my biggest issue with the movie. But as I said, I did enjoy Wolverine ...but then as I've often said on here ...I'm easy to please. I liked Last Stand too ....shhhhhh.
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6:50PM on 06/03/2013
maybe Im remembering the scene wrong, but didnt Remy use two pole type of items and used them by charging them and slaming it into the wall like some sort of peg?
maybe Im remembering the scene wrong, but didnt Remy use two pole type of items and used them by charging them and slaming it into the wall like some sort of peg?
3:59PM on 06/03/2013
If there's a surprise cameo of deadpool PROPER deadpool I'll squeal like a girl not afraid to admit that
If there's a surprise cameo of deadpool PROPER deadpool I'll squeal like a girl not afraid to admit that
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2:40PM on 06/03/2013

really?

" I left unsure if wed achieved our goal, which was to make sure people understood my character."

We understand your character Hugh, we've had 4 movies (5 next month) to understand Wolverine. We get who he is.
" I left unsure if wed achieved our goal, which was to make sure people understood my character."

We understand your character Hugh, we've had 4 movies (5 next month) to understand Wolverine. We get who he is.
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2:30PM on 06/03/2013

"Somehow the first Wolverine movie ended up looking like the fourth X-Men just with different characters. "

More like if Brett Ratner decided to come destroy another X-Men movie, this would be the byproduct. Wolverine was far worse than Last Stand. Here's hoping The Wolverine is a major upgrade.
More like if Brett Ratner decided to come destroy another X-Men movie, this would be the byproduct. Wolverine was far worse than Last Stand. Here's hoping The Wolverine is a major upgrade.
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2:26PM on 06/03/2013

Walk away now and Come back years later for OLD MAN LOGAN!!

I hated all the x-men movies except 2, and first class, and expect nothing from The Wolverine. However if they did an old man logan movie years down the line i would be into seeing that.
I hated all the x-men movies except 2, and first class, and expect nothing from The Wolverine. However if they did an old man logan movie years down the line i would be into seeing that.
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2:40PM on 06/03/2013
I would love to see an Old Man Logan movie, ohhh man, best story arc in comics to date. Honestly I think it could be done within the next 5-7 years. Jackman would really look the part in that time period.
I would love to see an Old Man Logan movie, ohhh man, best story arc in comics to date. Honestly I think it could be done within the next 5-7 years. Jackman would really look the part in that time period.
6:17PM on 06/03/2013
Considering the Marvel characters used in the Old Man Logan arc, it would be impossible to do it as a live movie (maybe an animated one !), except if the rights for the X-Men comes back to Marvel Studios
Considering the Marvel characters used in the Old Man Logan arc, it would be impossible to do it as a live movie (maybe an animated one !), except if the rights for the X-Men comes back to Marvel Studios
6:53PM on 06/03/2013
Be cool if they get Jermey Renner to reprise his role as Hawkeye in a Old Man Logan movie? do alittle makeup to make him look older or get a older badass actor to play him.
Be cool if they get Jermey Renner to reprise his role as Hawkeye in a Old Man Logan movie? do alittle makeup to make him look older or get a older badass actor to play him.
2:23PM on 06/03/2013
An X-men 4 would have been MUCH better than Wolverine Origins. I left that movie super depressed, especially about Deadpool and Gambit.
An X-men 4 would have been MUCH better than Wolverine Origins. I left that movie super depressed, especially about Deadpool and Gambit.
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