Hugh Jackman Says Days Of Future Past Isn’t Just The X-Men’s Version Of Avengers
Hugh Jackman is easily the X-Men movie’s greatest promoter. He is essentially the PR Prof. Xavier. The actor always shares his genuine enthusiasm about the films and how excited he is about whichever one is on the horizon. While out and about talking to The Daily Beast about his new thriller Prisoners, the actor spoke about Days of Future Past (and oddly enough Movie 43). Jackman says Days of Future Past is a lot more than the ultimate team-up film.
After fielding questions about Prisoners and his hilarious outing in the abysmal Movie 43, Jackman was asked some X-Men questions. The interviewer said they were a huge fan of the X-films but was confused about the two casts coming together in the upcoming project. Jackman used the opportunity to explain the draw about the ambitious film:
I’m happy that you feel that way, because I think some people are saying, “Ah, this just sounds like an excuse to get all these actors together and make an Avengers-style movie,” but the truth is that it’s a great script and Bryan is very ambitious to make the best movie of them all. He’s got the biggest cast, the biggest budget, and he started it all, so it’s his legacy. He’s a fan of time-travel movies, and the detail that’s gone into it is incredible. I’m quietly confident that it will be the biggest and the best of them all. When I sat there on that panel at Comic Con, and looked down at all the actors, you think, “This might be one of the best ensembles ever assembled”… Apart from Movie 43. [Laughs]
Ian McKellen‘s Magneto and Wolverine never got along in any of the previous films, and Jackman confirms that things won’t change when he meets the younger Magneto played by Michael Fassbender:
It’s fair to say we don’t get on that well. I get sent back to the past and he has no idea who I am, but you can imagine Wolverine has a bit of fun with that.
You can read the entire interview by clicking here. Days of Future Past does look to be a very ambitious project with a lot of things going for it. Whenever a giant team-up superhero flick comes up, it will draw Avengers comparisons for the simple fact Joss Whedon and Marvel were the first ones out of the gate. From the brief seconds of footage we’ve seen from Days of Future Past, it’s safe to say it sets itself apart from Avengers. What do you think about Jackman‘s comments?
Source : The Daily Beast