Hugh Jackman Calls Days Of Future Past 3 Movies In 1: Says X-Men Inspired Nolan’s Batman Trilogy


jackmanWhile out and about promoting his movie Prisoners at the Toronto International Film Festival, Jackman spoke with Access Hollywood about how excited he is about Days of Future Past and how excited he is to be working with director Bryan Singer again. The Wolverine actor also revealed a story about how the first X-Men film sort of inspired Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. You can go ahead and watch the full video below, but read on for the transcript of the important bits.

After talking a little about his intense workout regime and the after-credits scene of The Wolverine reintroducing Patrick Stewart as Prof. X and Ian McKellen as Magneto, Jackman talked about the upcoming Days of Future Past:

I know, having sat at Comic-Con on that panel with that extraordinary cast, this is…I keep saying it’s like two movies in one, but the size of it it’s really three in one. It’s really going to blow people away. Bryan Singer, I think, is going to become the first director to make increasingly better movies in a franchise. I’m not sure there’s anyone else that’s done it.

From there Jackman talked about the X-Men films as a whole, saying Bryan Singer really helped launch the superhero/comic book phenomenon. He stated Singer didn’t get a lot of credit he deserved on that front. In fact, Jackman says that Christopher Nolan really praised the X-Men film while the two were out promoting The Prestige:

There wasn’t really a superhero genre before X-Men came out. Funny enough, I remember catching a plane while we were promoting The Prestige with Chris Nolan said to me that he’d always had the Batman in his mind. Even way back before 2000, he had the version of Batman that he ended up making in his head. He said, ‘when I went into the cinema and saw X-Men, I said damn, that’s my idea.’ The idea that you could really delve in to the emotional life, to the vulnerability of these characters and that, as well as being fantastical, amazing and action, is what’s going to hook people and make them care. That’s what Bryan did, he had a lot of courage to do that.

Jackman is always a super positive guy and really believes whatever movie he’s working on at the time is the best movie in existence. From what we’ve seen and heard about Days of Future Past, it seems like a safe bet that it will at least be pretty good. What do you think about Jackman’s comments? Were you surprised by the Nolan story?

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Source : Access Hollywood