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Hugh Jackman Defends The Wolverine's Departure from the Comics

Written by ThanosCopter on Tuesday, May 28 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Hugh Jackman Defends The Wolverine's Departure from the Comics

The actor claimed that Marvel's current depiction of the character is wholly unlikeable and wouldn't be a good fit on the silver screen.

Source: Collider

Hugh Jackman spoke to Collider Magazine about deviations between The Wolverine and the original comic books.  "Have you read any of the recent X-Men comics featuring Wolverine?" he said in an interview.  "They're terrible.  He's running a school for mutants now, he's an Avenger, and he's dating Storm.  He's on like a dozen teams, I think he planned Spider-Man's birthday party, and yet he's still supposed to be an edgy character?  They've just...they've just neutered the character to the point where basically all he does is act as a stormtrooper for Captain America and punch teenagers. He's literally a hairier version of my cat, which also lacks testicles." 

"I mean, my God, it's like they saw the ending of X3 and thought 'Man, that would be an awesome comic.'  I keep expecting Wolverine to start singing Rodgers and Hammerstein with Iceman after every issue."

"Oh, and I guess a young Jean Grey travelled to the future just so she can get hit on by Wolverine, too.  Think of the internal conflict there!  Who wouldn't want to bang the barely legal version of their true love?  I'm just waiting for them to reveal that Wolverine died and went to mutant heaven or something." 

When the interviewer brought up that Wolverine taking up knitting was just natural character progression, Jackman got perturbed. "No, character progression is when Van Helsing suddenly becomes a werewolf and fights Dracula, who was also a werewolf.  Character progression is when a Australian rancher has to eat a kangaroo, betraying everything he believes in, for the woman he loves.  Character progression is when Nicola f'ing Tesla creates a dead body duplicator.  What's in those comics isn't character progression, it's poor fanfic.  Why else would Iceman suddenly gain fifty pounds, grow a beard and start coming onto Wolverine like that?"

Jackman then composed himself. "So, basically, we saw those comics and decided to do the exact opposite of what's in those," he said.  "Because the Wolverine in the comics today is just terrible." 

Okay, that wasn't what Jackman said at all.  He basically just said not to expect The Wolverine to line up exactly with the Claremont/Miller comics of old.  However, no self respecting website would actually pull out such an obvious quote and come up with a controversial title just to drive in hits, so we came up with something better.  To see what Collider actually said, check out the source link. 



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