Hugh Jackman Compares Wolverine To Batman; Comments On The Mutants Return

Hugh Jackman Logan Batman WolverineWolverine himself, Hugh Jackman has opened up on the inevitable return of the clawed mutant hero’s return to the silver screen and compared the role to Batman.

After seventeen years of playing the character in the X-Men film franchise established by Bryan Singer, Jackman exited the role with the critically-acclaimed Logan this past March. The film featured an older Logan on the run from Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and the Reavers in the year 2024 as he protects and helps Laura Kinney (Dafne Keen) aka X-23 escape the clutches of Transigen program.

During an appearance on Lorraine Kelly’s ITV breakfast show to promote his latest film The Greatest Showman, Jackman spoke on the Wolverine’s return in the X-Men films as he joked that he still dresses up as the mutant to get his kids to do their homework:

“He’ll come back, just not with me. Well, except on Saturday nights at my house. I dress up! When my kids are not doing their homework, I dress up and the claws come out [laughs]. I just have to do that [raise an eyebrow] with the claws and it works!”

Jackman went on to liken the role to Batman and James Bond which have seen many actors take on the role of the caped crusader and the iconic British spy:

“Definitely someone else will play the role [of Wolverine], it’s a great role. “You know, it’s like a Bond or it’s like a Batman, those kinds of roles. Other people will play him for sure.”

The film stars Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq LaSalle, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Boyd Holbrook. Here’s the official synopsis:

“In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.”

Logan is available on Digital HD, Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD now.

Source: Lorraine (via DigitalSpy)

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20th Century Fox has been successful making superhero films for the last 17 years with the highly-popular X-Men franchise. Several films in this series have been regarded as some of the best superhero films of all time. This year’s Logan and last year’s Deadpool have proven that they are worthy competition to that of DC and to the MCU itself.

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.

  • Vegas82

    Should be an apostrophe in the title of the article. I’ll let you figure out where.