For the first time, Hugh Jackman speaks up about how unhappy he was with the outcome of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” according to NME on June 4. “Wolverine” managed to gross $372 million worldwide. Despite that astonishing amount, it was viewed as a disappointment among the die-hard comic book fans and critics. As if that wasn’t bad enough, it seems that “Wolverine” himself wasn’t thrilled with the movie.
Jackman felt that despite the sales revenue, his expectations fell short and that he did not “succeed in deepening his clawed mutant character.” Hugh told Entertainment Weekly, “I had something to prove, and we could have done better. Somehow the first Wolverine movie ended up looking like the fourth X-Men – just with different characters. I left unsure if we’d achieve our goal, which was to make sure people understood my character.”
Jackman wants everyone to know that he is “confident” that this summer’s “The Wolverine” will sweep all the past mistakes under the rug. This movie really gets to the core of “Wolverine” so keep your “fingers crossed that we’ve done it this time.” Jackman is pretty sure this movie is going to please even the toughest of critics. If his diet is any indication, it will blow all the other summer releases out of the water.
“The Wolverine” hits theaters July 26, 2013.