Hugh Jackman says new Wolverine film will be raging good
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 October 2011
Hugh Jackman believes the new 'Wolverine' movie will be a simpler story than 2009's 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' and will be a great tribute to the character
Hugh Jackman believes the new 'Wolverine' movie will do the character justice and show his uncontrollable "rage".
The actor - who has played the titular character in several movies - believes the last movie, 2009's 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine', about the superhero was "too complicated" and he is hoping the next instalment will be action-based and easier to understand.
In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, he said: "I think we've got the chance to nail the character this time, to do the hole-in-one. We haven't managed that yet. On the last movie, we complicated it with too many other characters. And there'll be more women this time, which is good. The last one was so masculine!
"The new film will go more into the character. I don't think we've ever seen his rage expressed properly. We're letting go with this one of the whole, 'Who am I? Where did I come from? Oh no, I've lost my memory,' thing. I feel like that's sent us all to sleep. 'Yeah, whatever pal. We're bored! Fine, you were a sushi chef, whatever it was, can we just get on with the story now?' "
The film has had some setbacks and it was recently revealed the script is being rewritten.
Director James Mangold has hired Mark Bomback to rework the screenplay before shooting starts next year.
Production on the movie was initially due to begin later this year, but a combination of Hugh's commitment to 'Les Miserables' and the weather in Japan means it may now not begin until spring 2012.
It may now move to Canada instead of Japan, or a combination of the two.
The movie has been beset with various problems - Darren Aronofsky dropped out of filming due to personal issues and a recent earthquake in Japan also caused delays.