This week it seems like Hugh Jackman is everywhere. He’s currently promoting his new film Australia (read ScreenCrave Interview here) and was voted People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive. That’s great coverage for him, but for die hard comic book fans there’s only one Jackman project that we’re interested in. I’m talking about X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The action flick isn’t going to drop until next May, but Jackman makes an early appearance as Wolverine for the January issue of Empire Magazine. He along with co-star Danny Huston (William Stryker), both gave exclusive interviews to the mag telling fans what they can expect from their characters in the upcoming film.
More of the interview after the jump.
“There’s a scene in the first X-Men movie,” said Jackman, “where Wolverine’s introduced in a bar, fighting in a cage, and you felt that he did this every night of his life. If this movie is successful, you should feel that this guy can walk straight off the end of this film and into that bar. “
Actor Danny Huston gives great insight into Stryker’s point of view when it comes to the method of his madness. He talks about his unhealthy relationship with not only Logan and Creed (Sabretooth), but with mutants in general.
“The thing about Stryker is that he feels like he’s got this God-given right, that he’s on a crusade. He both loves and hates mutants, because his son was a mutant and murdered his wife. So he understands what they’re going through but despises their force, their potential danger. It’s wonderfully complicated.”
“In Logan and Creed,” continues Huston, ”Stryker finds his children and hones their powers like racehorses. But as in the world of horseracing, when your horse breaks his leg and is suddenly useless, he has a very cold way of looking at them. And he’s also a mad scientist excited by the possibilities of what he can do to mutants.”
He kind of sound likes another mutant in the X-Men universe that the live action films haven’t touched on yet, Mister Sinister. Either way, I’m extremely excited to see what this movie has to offer. My only hope is that there’s more to this interview, and more character secrets to be revealed. When will we finally get some information regarding Taylor Kitsch’s portrayal of Gambit? Haven’t we waited long enough?