The Daily Telegraph has an article about Hugh Jackman training for the Wolverine movie:
Jackman, who was best man at Ryan’s wedding to Zoe Pingley-Pullen earlier this year, has hired his mate to prepare for his role as Wolverine – with the big budget film to begin shooting at Fox Studios at the end of November.
The buffed-up buddies, whose friendship dates back to Jackman’s days as a student at NIDA, were spotted slogging it out on the treadmill at Fitness First Kings Cross bright and early yesterday morning.
Note to Ryan – if the size of Huge, sorry Hugh’s pecs are anything to go by, you’re doing a sterling job.
Aside from the fact that Hugh is now “Huge” there are other indications that this movie is going to rock faces.
The biggest one being that Gavin Hood is directing the movie and I think he actually gets the character:
“What appeals to me about the Wolverine character of all the other characters is that my feeling that he’s the one that suffers from the most existential angst,” he began. “Since I’m a guy who loves emotional complexity, it seemed to me that… when I was first approached to do it, my first thought was, ‘What? Me? Do this? What is that? I don’t know enough about comic book characters.’ And of course, I then did some further research and I realized that the character of Wolverine, I think his great appeal lies in the fact that he’s someone who in some ways, is filled with a great deal of self-loathing by his own nature and he’s constantly at war with his own nature. It seemed to me that really what it is, is that it’s a little like great Greek mythology, which is something I’ve always been in love with where the Greek Gods threw thunderbolts and Poseidon conjured up storms, but those mythological stories were designed to examine emotional truths. It seems to me that the character of Wolverine epitomizes in a modern context, a kind of great mythical tradition of using larger-than-life characters in order to play with and examine human emotion at a sort of operatic level.”
Holy hell, that is an awesome answer. This means the movie won’t be hollow and boring.