After playing Wolverine in nine movies, Hugh Jackman perhaps knows more about the superhero than anyone else. But that was not always the case.
He recalls the studies of the animal when he first got the role, and somewhat confused about the character. For one thing, he had no idea that a wolverine is a real being.
“I didn’t even know that there is a wolverine. I have literally, painful have about two weeks of research on the wolves. I was rehearsing for three weeks and I was allowed to photograph, so I was a little bit on my own. I still remember that I was in the past an IMAX in Toronto, and there was an IMAX documentary about wolves, and so I thought, ‘I’ll go and see,'” Jackman said Wednesday.
When they stared shooting 2000 the “X-Men” director Bryan Singer that there is something wrong with Jackman’s performance.
“He said: ‘are you a kind of walking funny, what’s going on?’ And I said, ‘I have to do with the wolves’, and he goes, ” you know you’re not a wolf, right?'” Jackman recalled.
The actor was gently told that he was to portray a wolverine, not a wolf. “I said: ‘Well, there is no such thing as a wolverine,'” Jackman said. Singer replied: “‘Go to the zoo, guy.’ I literally did not know that it existed,” Jackman said.
A wolverine is a mammal that resembles a small bear but is actually the largest member of the family of weasel. The Wolverine that Jackman is playing on the screen is a mutant born with super-human senses and the power to heal from almost any wound.
Earlier this year, Jackman highlighted with the character’s last appearance in “Pete,” and now is promoting the film the special treatment “Logan Noir’, a black-and-white version of the film in the cinema ahead of the DVD release.
While “Logan” takes on a grittier look and feel than the other films from the franchise, director James Mangold, who also co-wrote the screenplay, wanted to make the story more sentimental.
“From the beginning, when we came to make the film, the only thing we knew is that we wanted to make a film about family,” he said. “Not the kind with a girlfriend or a wife, but the kind where it is forever, and it is your child, whether it is your father.””Logan” and “Logan Noir” currently playing in theaters, and will be available on DVD May 23.