Sometimes movies come out the way you want; sometimes they don’t. In Variety, Hugh Jackman admits that “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” falls into the latter category. But you knew that already.
Here’s what he said:
“I had something to prove, and we could have done better,” the actor said. “Somehow the first Wolverine movie ended up looking like the fourth X-Men — just with different characters. I left unsure if we’d achieved our goal, which was to make sure people understood my character.”
“This movie will really get to his core,” Jackman adds. “Fingers crossed that we’ve done it this time. I’m pretty confident we have.”
This is an interesting tactic, as Jackman begins to promote his next attempt at a Wolverine solo movie, “The Wolverine.” He could ignore the first one and act as if it didn’t exist. He could try to act as if it was so great that it’s the reason why they made this second one. Instead, though, he has decided to essentially say, “Okay, we know it wasn’t good. We know you all didn’t like it. We tried again. Would you please give us another chance?”
Now if Hugh Jackman asks you to give him another chance, would you turn him down? Would you?
“The Wolverine” is directed by James Mangold. The cast also includes Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Brian Tee. The movie opens on July 20.