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Hugh Jackman wasn't so sure about returning as Wolverine to X-Men: Days of Future Past

Apr. 5, 2013by: Niki Stephens

Getting into character as Wolverine is a massive physical task for Hugh Jackman. However, he does look freaking amazing, and does true justice to Logan in about every single way. When Jackman first heard about the idea of going back to the character after filming THE WOLVERINE, he wasn't so sure if he wanted to go back to the workout and diet:

I must admit I was starting to see a life free of steamed chicken breasts. They told me the idea and, at the time, it was Matthew Vaughn [directing]. Instantly, I knew it was a winner. It just felt like everything was coming full circle. However, I must admit my stomach and my mind were like, Oh no."

The guy just wants a doughnut for crying out loud! Give him a doughnut! Jackman then reflected on how great the script was, and how much he owed Bryan Singer for really jump starting his career:

Its really really fantastic. I owe, in a way, everything to Bryan. The first film I did in America was X-Men. Wolverine is a character Ive loved playing and I cant believe its going to be my seventh time playing it. It just blows me away. It not only feels like the right kind of project, it actually is so exciting that well all be back together again. I dont want to give away too much but Im really excited not only to reunite with all those great actors but also to work with some of the other ones.

I love the cameo scene with Wolverine in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS so it will be interesting to see how he does interact with the new crowd. Singer did a great job with the X-Men in my opinion, and I'm hoping that he will do good by the storyline.

Source: EW

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9:24PM on 04/06/2013

Hugh Jackman

I have respect for Hugh Jackman. I know early on he was afarid that he would be typecast as Wolverine and not get good roles...but he has proven that its possible to continue to play one character very well and still have a great career as an actor doing other flims.
I have respect for Hugh Jackman. I know early on he was afarid that he would be typecast as Wolverine and not get good roles...but he has proven that its possible to continue to play one character very well and still have a great career as an actor doing other flims.
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4:30PM on 04/06/2013

I know the pain he goes through....

I've been on and off again with working out...and I know the diet he's referring to and it's no joke. You eat 6 meals a day and are still starving by the end of it, sometimes even right after you eat. Chicken and brown rice mixed with olive oil...yum...lol. But you get a protein shake to boot, the very low sugar kind, its not sweet so nothing to be jealous of. Its brutal, I too am going to be doing that diet again soon, but you have to work up to it, the regimine and the diet....at least 4 to 6
I've been on and off again with working out...and I know the diet he's referring to and it's no joke. You eat 6 meals a day and are still starving by the end of it, sometimes even right after you eat. Chicken and brown rice mixed with olive oil...yum...lol. But you get a protein shake to boot, the very low sugar kind, its not sweet so nothing to be jealous of. Its brutal, I too am going to be doing that diet again soon, but you have to work up to it, the regimine and the diet....at least 4 to 6 weeks then boom full on work out and diet routine for a months at least and you will see a change, trust me.
I wish I had that job and that was the only thing I had to worry about; working out and eating right or like a saint.
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3:58PM on 04/06/2013

Kudos to Hugh Jackman

for all the hard work he put into this, and every other role he's taken. The guy's a true professional and a hell of an actor. I wasn't a fan of X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE either but that wasn't Jackman's fault. I hope they do the story justice in this movie.
for all the hard work he put into this, and every other role he's taken. The guy's a true professional and a hell of an actor. I wasn't a fan of X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE either but that wasn't Jackman's fault. I hope they do the story justice in this movie.
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4:38AM on 04/06/2013
I like what Singer did with the films, but not how he handled Cyclops, but in a way, it's still not his fault.
I like what Singer did with the films, but not how he handled Cyclops, but in a way, it's still not his fault.
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9:52PM on 04/05/2013

Does anyone else remember...

Does anyone else remember how good he said "Origins:Wolverine" was going to be? Everything new article that comes out about this movie makes me more and more scared, it's more crowded than two Spider-Man Threes.
Does anyone else remember how good he said "Origins:Wolverine" was going to be? Everything new article that comes out about this movie makes me more and more scared, it's more crowded than two Spider-Man Threes.
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12:16PM on 04/06/2013
Give this dude all the negatives you want but he is right on, I call it now this new wolverine will open big the first week then fade away. As much as I wanna see it do well its gonna suck
Give this dude all the negatives you want but he is right on, I call it now this new wolverine will open big the first week then fade away. As much as I wanna see it do well its gonna suck
4:22PM on 04/06/2013
Thanks Mano! For the record I WANT this be good, I LOVED the first one, I am skeptical but I was for the first one too.

Here's to hoping for a positive surprise!
Thanks Mano! For the record I WANT this be good, I LOVED the first one, I am skeptical but I was for the first one too.

Here's to hoping for a positive surprise!
5:30PM on 04/06/2013
I remember. He's been talking the same way about the new Wolverine movie and unfortunately, from the trailer it looks to me like it's gonna be another 'Origins'. I'll give Days Of Future Past the benefit of the doubt for the time being but let's face it, Fox, Singer or whoever is directly responsible have made a mess of the whole series by introducing the wrong characters at the wrong times, messing with continuity, watering down and deviating from storylines. As much as I liked First Class,
I remember. He's been talking the same way about the new Wolverine movie and unfortunately, from the trailer it looks to me like it's gonna be another 'Origins'. I'll give Days Of Future Past the benefit of the doubt for the time being but let's face it, Fox, Singer or whoever is directly responsible have made a mess of the whole series by introducing the wrong characters at the wrong times, messing with continuity, watering down and deviating from storylines. As much as I liked First Class, it should have included Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Ice Man, Beast & Angel, like the comics, and gone from there. This new X Men movie is a chance to right all the wrongs but I fear they've fucked it all up too much already.
9:00PM on 04/05/2013
I don't blame him due to the physical shape he must exhaust himself into for each film. But at this point having Wolverine not in a X-Men just would feel too weird, cameo or non cameo.

I believe the best is yet to come with this and The Wolverine.
I don't blame him due to the physical shape he must exhaust himself into for each film. But at this point having Wolverine not in a X-Men just would feel too weird, cameo or non cameo.

I believe the best is yet to come with this and The Wolverine.
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8:31PM on 04/05/2013
I'm glad Jackman came back; I can't see anyone else filling his shoes any time soon. However, I'm hoping Wolverine doesn't become the main focus of Days of Futures Past. He's a great character, but after several films it would be nice to see some of the other characters get a bit more screen time.
I'm glad Jackman came back; I can't see anyone else filling his shoes any time soon. However, I'm hoping Wolverine doesn't become the main focus of Days of Futures Past. He's a great character, but after several films it would be nice to see some of the other characters get a bit more screen time.
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8:24PM on 04/05/2013

Wolverine:

"Go fuck yourself".
"Go fuck yourself".
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