Wolverine aka Logan has encountered half of the mutant world and the Marvel Universe in his long life. And in his long career in film as a member of the X-Men and his own solo movies, he has fought and teamed up with a few of those comic characters. From Sabretooth to Professor X, the list of people Logan has been involved with is huge. But which were Hugh Jackman’s favorites and those he hated the most.
The actor was not shy about the hesitation he had for one particular character.
In his interview with Collider, Jackman talked about his lack of conviction for the character of X-24. The actor said:
“I was very skeptical of having X-24 being played by me. I understood what it represented and thematically the idea of battling himself, which of course is right at the core of this character that we never fully got to, so I kind of loved the externalization of that. But I also know that myself as an actor and fans of Wolverine come up to me in the street every day and go, ‘We wanna see that full berserker animalistic crazy off-the-wall Wolverine,’ right? That we don’t feel we’ve fully seen it, so I was like, ‘Jim if we introduced halfway or near the end of the movie that full berserker animalistic crazy Wolverine and he’s somehow fighting our hero, audiences won’t know what to feel.’ And I remember him saying, ‘Trust me, trust me, trust me.’”
Fortunately for fans, director James Mangold had better instincts about what should happen to make the movie work. A fact that even Jackman agrees upon. He told the site,” And I think by that point [mid-movie] we’d created already the Wolverine that people wanted to see. So anyway, that was one of my examples of being wrong (laughs).”X-24 was not a part of the comic world, but his involvement was necessary for the movie and for the character of Wolverine, who had been running away for a long time from his demons but faces them head on, in his epic fight with the clone.
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