In the last few months, Hugh Jackman has talked openly about his reticence in doing another movie as Wolverine. But now in the build-up to this weekend’s release of X-Men: Days of Future Past , the Australian actor has changed his tune a bit – and is playing a song fans have been dreaming of for some time.
“I would love to see [Wolverine] as part of the Avengers,” Jackman told IGN in an interview posted earlier this week. “Because there's a great dysfunction among that team, and I think Wolverine would fit right into that. He'd like that.”
The chances of that are limited due to the X-Men and the Avengers live action rights being controlled by two separate studios, but the A-List actor went on to say that if it happened, a fight with Hulk” would be inevitable and “fun,” and that he’d also love to verbally spar with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark.
In an interview with i09, Jackman goes into some detail on what would be necessary for him to reprise his role of Wolverine after playing him in all 7 of the previous X-Men films. In the interview, the 45 year old actor said a “prerequisite of continuing to do” movies as Wolverine would be to show “another whole side of [Wolverine]”.
Jackman even goes into a bit of vague spoiler-y territory, saying that the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past puts Wolverine in a position where “in many ways, the slate has been wiped clean.” The actor calls it a “fresh beginning” for the character, giving him “goosebumps” as to what would come next.
A Fresh Look Inside Vaughn’s adaptation of Millar & Gibbons, KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
Today's a big day if you're a fan of spy movies and/or Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' The Secret Service, as a trailer, a poster, and a series of stills have been released from the forthcoming film adaptation, Kingsman: The Secret Service, by director Matthew Vaughn. Here's the trailer:
Leading man Colin Firth is best known for his dramatic period pieces like The Kings Speech, and the interview with EW’s Nina Terrero focuses on Firth’s intense training to become an action movie star, which included 6 months of work with martial artists, boxers, stuntmen and gymnasts.
“Well, Matthew had me on three hours a day of training, even when I went off to do another film. But it wasn’t eastern martial arts stuff. The guys that trained me were like the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in that they all had a particular superpower,” Firth told EW. “Brad Allan worked with Jackie Chan. He’s a kung fu black belt and one of the best in the world. That’s his skill. But I also had Rudi Vrba, a Thai boxing world champion, stuntman Rick English, and I had an Olympic gold medal gymnast, Damien Walters. I had a team of people at the top of their field with very special skills coming to me. It was slightly uncharted waters.”
Kingsman: The Secret Service is a live-action feature film by director Matthew Vaughn adapted from the comic series The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. Vaughn reportedly conceived the idea with Millar during a “few drunken conversations at the pub,” and sees Firth as a debonair super spy who takes an unlikely delinquent teenager under his wing to follow in his footsteps. In this movie Firth co-stars with veteran actors of comic adaptations, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine.