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Jackman Compares ‘X-Men’ Sequel to ‘Avatar’

X-Men: Days of Future Past brings the veterans of the first three X-Men films on a collision course with the youngsters of X-Men: First Class. Clearly, it’s a big cast. But how big is the movie? Very big, according to Hugh Jackman — like, Avatar big.

“This is certainly the biggest movie Fox has made outside of Avatar, so there’s pressure from all the angles,” the actor told Empire. “But [Bryan Singer] is buzzing, and he’s confident. He’s gone deeper emotionally, and it’s a great ensemble piece.”

Jackman added that he never imagined starring in another X-Men movie after The Last Stand wrapped.

“There was already talk about doing a younger version, and I was certainly talking about Wolverine and trying to drum up interest in that,” he said. “I thought the idea of another X-Men movie was done, so [Days of Future Past] was a surprise. And a welcome one.”

As for what his character is up to in Days of Future Past, Jackman said Logan knows he’s “a warrior and he can’t hide from that anymore,” based on the events of last summer’s The Wolverine. He also teased a bit of what to expect from Wolverine’s 1970s adventures.

“The hair, the mutton chops, you can smoke cigars everywhere,” he said, “everything about Wolverine seems more at home in the 70s.”

X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters on May 23, 2014.

(via CBM)


  • lewis4510

    So its all flash and no substance. With a recycled, hackneyed plot.

  • lewis4510

    whine whine bitch bitch

  • DarthTigris

    So saying that it is the biggest movie that Fox has made outside of Avatar is considered COMPARING it to Avatar???

    C’mon, Spinoff writers, this is getting out of hand. Have you no shame anymore???

  • axebox

    The budget is simply as big as Avatar. Nothing new there. Lots of movies have as big a budget as Avatar.

    I am still massively looking forward to DOFP. It really feels like they’ve hit a home run. The trailer was very impressive. I loved how it focused on the story and not the visual effects (whatever the reason may be). This feels like this will be an truly epic film.

  • Drew Melbourne

    Well, I imagine “JACKMAN SAYS DAYS OF FUTURE PAST WILL BE SMALLER THAN AVATAR” would make a pretty poor headline…

  • Saros7

    Lewis… You’re the only one bitching

  • Saros7

    I wonder who’s Papa Dragon?

  • Louis

    That movie can’t be a huge hit without Cyclops, the REAL main protagonist of X-men, and much less by still focusing on only 1 character and not living up to the name “X-men” by giving all the other characters equal importance as a team like Avengers or Fantastic Four.

  • Alex

    I’m not putting down the X-Men films. For the most part I’ve liked them a lot. However, Avatar was the only James Cameron film that disappointed me. I don’t think this next X-Men film will. Truly, I started to root for military guys near the end. :)