Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine for seventeen years, appearing in seven X-Men films and two standalone Wolverine movies; with Logan, the actor will be bidding adieu to the character. But that’s not to say that Jackman finds it easy.
“I’m uncomfortable saying goodbye.”
In a recent interview with the New York Times, Jackman recalls his unwavering confidence in this being his final performance as the adamantium-clawed mutant.
“When I had the script, I was like, ‘Yes.’ And when I was shooting the movie, yes. As I sit here today, yes. God knows how I’ll feel in three years. But right now, absolutely.”
Jackman, like many actors, isn’t always satisfied with his performances. Playing Wolverine proved no different, but with Logan, he had less doubt that he’d gotten it right.
“There’s been a gnawing turmoil that I hadn’t really nailed it, fully — either story or performance or whatever. Every film I’ve ever done, I’ve had that gnawing doubt. But I have it way less in this one.”
It’s kind of hard to think of anybody else embodying this iconic character the way that Jackman has. Even though he may have doubted his delivery in regards to this character, fans believe otherwise. When we think of Wolverine, Jackman’s take on the character quickly comes to mind. He’s filled the mutant’s shoes quite nicely.
Logan, which is out March 3, is set in 2029 and it’s a much more run-down version of Wolverine than we’re used to seeing. Jackman remembers recording some notes on what he wanted the story to be, which was about “the fallen hero, trying to escape his past, find some peace and deal with disappointment and regret.”
Logan is exactly that. The film, directed by James Mangold, also stars Dafne Keen, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, and Elizabeth Rodriguez.
You can read Heroic Hollywood’s review of the film here.
Source: NY Times