Hugh Jackman has admitted that he’ll happily leave the Wolverine franchise that’s kicking off with the eponymous pic next year- if it gets stale and the fan appeal drops to zero.
''If it’s clear to us on May second or third that that’s gone, then I’ll walk away happily", Jackman tells Moviehole . ''I’m not going to flog something – or flog a dead horse, or try and make movies that people don’t really want to go and see. I have no interest in that. Even no matter how much I love the character. So there are many prerequisites".
But he shows no sign of abandoning one of his favourite roles just yet. “There are a few story lines that are running my head which I think would be really cool, but unless the script is right, then I just don’t see the point in doing it. I’m probably at the point in my career where I don’t need it. And the last thing I want to do is just to push it on people, if it doesn’t warrant a full feature movie.''
“Wolverine was not a fait accompli”
So what got him to sign on to next May’s new outing for Logan? “After X-Men, there was not, like, a fete accompli that I would do it. We basically got a great script. And I had the script and director. David Benioff, one of the great writers in Hollywood, came knocking at our door. And I went and had a meeting with him, and he told me his idea. And I just went, ‘That is so brilliant.’
“Now, I know this character by now, and he is a mad, mad fan of the comic books. He’s not cheap. But he came to us with this idea, which was smart and interesting. And it was also steeped in a deep love of the character, and the comic book history.”
We doubt he’s quite ready to ditch the Adamantium skeleton just yet – though expect a longer wait between Wolvie adventures. Oh, and if you want to see more from Hugh and co, go and see the film when it arrives next year…
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