Aussie heartthrob Hugh Jackman¡¯s latest venture as the metal-clawed Logan was received with much fanfare following the release of the new trailer for The Wolverine.
The film is Jackman¡¯s second stint as the lead role of the Wolverine, following the 2009, spin-off X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which was set before the original X-Men trilogy.
Jackson recently stated that he was actually very unhappy with the prequel, despite the heavy box-office figures that followed the film. It grossed over $372 million worldwide, but wasn¡¯t well received by critics and fans of the franchise.
Jackman quoted: ¡°I had something to prove, and we could have done better. Somehow the first Wolverine movie ended up looking like the fourth X-Men ¡ª just with different characters. I left unsure if we¡¯d achieved our goal, which was to make sure people understood my character.¡±
The actor, who made his name in Hollywood after taking up the role, said that he is confident that under the direction of James Mangold (who directed the Oscar-winning film Walk The Line, based on the story of country singer Johnny Cash) the film would be an improvement on the X-Men Origins series.
¡°This movie will really get to his core,¡± he said. ¡°So¡ fingers crossed that we¡¯ve done it this time. I¡¯m pretty confident we have.¡±
The Wolverine is set after the events of X-Men: Last Stand and follows Logan coming to terms with the death of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), as he is offered the chance to become mortal again, when he travels to Japan.
However, trouble ensures in the form of Svetlana Khodchenkova¡®s evil Viper, who has dangerous plans for the Wolverine and here begins another explosive, action-packed adventure in the X-Men franchise.
Jackman also confirmed that he will take part in the next installment, X-Men: Days of Future Past, the sequel to the successful, X-Men: First Class. Days of Future Past will star Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and even Game of Thrones star, Peter Dinklage.