'X-Men' script fantastic, says Jackman
IANS [ Tue, Apr 9, 2013 ]
- Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman says the script of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is fantastic, and that he can't wait to reunite with stars from the original trilogy, on the new film.
The actor will play Wolverine in the superhero adventure, which will see original "X-Men" director Bryan Singer go behind the camera once again.
"I've read the script. It's really, really fantastic," femalefirst.co.uk quoted Jackman as saying.
"I owe, in a way, everything to Singer. The first film I did in America was 'X-Men'. Wolverine is a character I've loved playing and I can't believe it's going to be my seventh time playing it. It just blows me away.
"It not only feels like the right kind of project, it actually is so exciting that we'll all be back together again. I don't want to give away too much but I'm really excited not only to reunite with all those great actors but also to work with some of the other ones," he said.
However, Jackman admits returning to the intense physical regime and diet for his role as the clawed superhero, is daunting.
"I must admit I was starting to see a life free of steamed chicken breasts. They told me the idea and, at the time, it was Matthew Vaughn (directing). Instantly, I knew it was a winner. It just felt like everything was coming full circle. However, I must admit my stomach and my mind were like, 'Oh no,' " he added.
The film, which centres on a time-travelling plot, will unite the stars of the original "X-Men" franchise, including Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Anna Paquin, with the stars of the 2011 prequel "X-Men First Class", which starred James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.