Hugh Jackman Talks the Scope of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

The actor reveals that the 1970s is the ideal era for Wolverine. Plus, he confirms the sequel is Fox’s most expensive movie after ‘Avatar’.
The actor reveals that the 1970s is the ideal era for Wolverine. Plus, he confirms the sequel is Foxs most expensive movie after Avatar.

Back in October, X-Men: Days of Future Past star James McAvoy revealed that the sequel is 20th Century Fox's second most expensive movie ever, behind Avatar. In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Hugh Jackman confirmed the news, while praising his director, Bryan Singer

"Bryan has such an incredible brain. This is certainly the biggest movie Fox has made outside of Avatar, so there's pressure from all angles. But he's buzzing, and he's confident. He's gone deeper emotionally, and it's a great ensemble piece."

In the movie, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine travels back in time to the 1970s, to try and bring Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) back together. The actor revealed that the 1970s is the perfect time for Logan to be in.

"He's a warrior and he can't hide from that anymore, even if the consequences are going to be messy and painful. If there's an era for Wolverine, its the 70s. The hair, the mutton chops, you can smoke cigars everywhere...everything about Wolverine seems more at home in the 70s."

He also talks about how he thought the franchise was done after 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, and how he was glad to come back for X-Men: Days of Future Past.

"I thought that was it. There was already talk about doing a younger version, and I was certainly talking about Wolverine and trying to drum up interest in that. I thought the idea of another X-Men movie was done, so this was a surprise. And a welcome one."

Director Bryan Singer also describes a scene that may or may not make it into the final cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past, involving Michael Fassbender and Hugh Jackman.

"There's a line that Fassbender says that may make it. He says to Wolverine, 'You spend the next 50 years trying to bring me down?' Wolverine says, 'Pretty much.' Magneto says, 'How did that go for you...'"

X-Men: Days of Future Past was released May 23rd, 2014 and stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.

Sources: Empire

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  1. undeadslayer4

    @bane5000 yes than they can have double franchises in different time frames

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  2. Bane5000

    @undeadslayer4 ...I certainly hope so, or show them as youngsters joining the X-Men with a new future from here on out and the events of X-3 or even the original trilogy change and have a fresh new start for the franchise

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  3. undeadslayer4

    @bane5000 there bringing back jean and summers

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  4. Bane5000

    @undeadslayer4 ...In a way im hoping for that too, whether it fixes past mistakes, brings back characters that have died or reboots X-Universe on film altogether so they can make newer movies...I think its time for a change is what im saying for the franchise :]

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  5. undeadslayer4

    @bane5000 maybe this will change everything for x men like they did for doctor who and terminator

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  6. undeadslayer4

    @bellandedward1 oh well find her scene when the dvd/bluray comes

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  7. Bellandedward1

    Glad that the film is finally happening but am sad that Anna paquin was cut out of the film was looking forwards to seeing rouge coming back

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  8. Bane5000

    @Brizzy ...I know, im just saying it looked the best in The Wolverine IMO

    Either way, cant wait to see how this film turns out and what it means for the future of the X-Universe

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  9. CoreyB

    These movies rule

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  10. Brizzy

    @bane5000 It's not supposed to be "believable", it's supposed to fit in. And in the comic, this is how his hair is. Deal with it.

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  11. Bane5000

    Kinda wishes they had kept Logan's hair do from The Wolverine, it was more believable then the high top hair do he has in the pic above and in other X-Men films

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  12. mindless232

    Pretty excited. I know a lot of people are tired of wolverine but he was a big part of xmen in the comics. Especially days of future past. Would be right without him being the center.

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