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Hugh Jackman talks problems with X-Men Origins

From what we've seen so far of James Mangold's The Wolverine , it looks less a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine , and more a total reboot of the character.

That shift in tone is at least partially down to the muted reaction the previous film was met with, a sense of disappointment that was shared by Hugh Jackman himself.

"We could have done better," says Jackman. "Somehow the first Wolverine movie ended up looking like the fourth X-Men , just with different characters. I left unsure if we'd achieved our goal, which was to make sure people understood my character."

With Wolverine also scheduled to appear in X-Men: Days Of Future Past , does Jackman see himself continuing in the role for some time to come?

"I wasn't even sure after [ X-Men Origins: Wolverine ] if I would do another," muses the star. "I won't say never, because I'm still loving it. But there would have to be a pretty compelling reason."

The Wolverine opens in the UK on 26 July 2013.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.