Hugh Jackman says he’s working on getting into Wolverine shape. In other words, no more manicures.
In an interview with Vulture, Hugh Jackman doesn’t come right out and say the first Wolverine movie sucked, or even that it was a misfire. But the way he talks about the soon to get going second movie sounds a lot like, “Yeah…I really think we’re going to get it right this tims. Sorry about that last one.”
Well, all right, this is what he actually said:
”This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope…Well, I would say that, but I really do feel that, and I feel this is going to be very different.”
Jackman confirms what we all have been hearing (and which I thought was confirmed), that Darren Aronofsky will direct the movie. He thinks that Aronofsky’s history of working on dark, dramatic material is a plus:
“This is Wolverine. This is not Popeye. He’s kind of dark. But, you know, this is a change of pace. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote The Usual Suspects, has written the script, so that’ll give you a good clue. [Aronofsky’s] going to make it fantastic. There’s going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure.”
So…does this mean no big musical finale? How sad.
Anyway, I hope when I walk out of the theatre that I’m thinking, “Wow, I had a damn good time and feel like I got my $14 worth.” Then I can start pondering the mysteries of the universe, as discussed by Wolverine and friends.
Jackman also talked briefly about working “Real Steel,” which will be in theaters next October: He called the experience “mostly fun,” but”
“There were a few little mishaps, but mainly just me being clumsy and hitting them and knocking things over. I had to pretend like I knew exactly how to run these things and put my hands in the back and figure them out, and, of course, I was pathetic.”
Oh, so roles he would likely turn down in the future now includes “robot mechanic.” That’s good because that leaves more time for singing and dancing.