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Hugh Jackson says that X-Men: Days of Future Past will blow everyone away

09.09.2013

Who has more to say about X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST than Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman? No, really, this guy is all about praising this film and the director Bryan Singer.

In an interview with Access Hollywood, the actor shared his thoughts on how far Singer had come as a director and how blow away audiences will be by his next installment of the mutant saga:

"I keep saying it's like two movies in one but the size of it, it's like three in one! [It's] going to blow people away because the story - Bryan Singer is going to be the first director to make increasingly better movies in a franchise, I'm not sure if there's anyone else that's done it."

I've never been one to hate on Bryan Singer regardless of what people might think of SUPERMAN RETURNS or X-MEN or JACK THE GIANT SLAYER or whatever else their moaning and groaning about these days. I think that the comic book genre is a challenge. There are some complex ideas and characters involved, and getting them near what the readers envisioned is a heavy task. Sure, Christopher Nolan sort of hit the nail on the head with Batman but according to Jackman, Nolan was even impressed by Singer:

"Few people credit Bryan for what he deserves credit for, which is really inventing that genre. There wasn't really a superhero genre before X-Men came out. Funny enough, I remember catching a plane while we were promoting The Prestige with Chris Nolan [who] said to me that he'd always had the Batman in his mind. Even way back before 2000, he had the version of Batman that he ended up making in his head. He said, 'when I went into the cinema and saw X-Men, I said damn, that's my idea.' The idea that you could really dive in to the emotional life, to the vulnerability of these characters and that, as well as being fantastical, amazing and action, is what's going to hook people and make them care. That's what Bryan did, he had a lot of courage to do that."

Do you feel like Jackman is right about Singer? Or did something else really launch the genre?

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