[Movies] Hugh Jackman Teases Wolverine Fighting Younger Magneto In X-Men: Days of Future Past Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.16.2013
Will he tangle with Michael Fassbender?
In an interview with The Daily Beast about his new film Prisoners, Hugh Jackman teased that Wolverine may end up having a fight with Michael Fassbender's version of Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Here are highlights:
On the huge cast for Days of Future Past: "I'm happy that you feel that way, because I think some people are saying, "Ah, this just sounds like an excuse to get all these actors together and make an Avengers-style movie," but the truth is that it's a great script and Bryan is very ambitious to make the best movie of them all. He's got the biggest cast, the biggest budget, and he started it all, so it's his legacy. He's a fan of time-travel movies, and the detail that's gone into it is incredible. I'm quietly confident that it will be the biggest and the best of them all. When I sat there on that panel at Comic Con, and looked down at all the actors, you think, "This might be one of the best ensembles ever assembled"… Apart from Movie 43. [Laughs]"
On if he fights Fassbender: "It's fair to say we don't get on that well. I get sent back to the past and he has no idea who I am, but you can imagine Wolverine has a bit of fun with that."
On his character in Prisoners: "Very. It took a little massaging because I didn't want it to feel generic, or too obvious. In the original script, there was a little too much religion for me. Not that I'd be against playing someone who's very religious, but the last thing I wanted was for the audience to write him off as just a religious nut. As an Aussie, we are amazed at some of the stuff which happens with religion, and churches, and stuff in America. We're just way more moderate with it. So, the last thing I wanted was for people to go, "Oh, well I'm nothing like him and I would never do that, because I'm not religious like that." I think it's a good way to understand his sense of control and how he makes sense of the world and has that faith, and it's also interesting to see how his faith is tested."