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Original X-Men Star Praises Hugh Jackman Before of His Wolverine Return

Original X-Men Star Praises Hugh Jackman Before of His Wolverine Return
Hugh Jackman (Marvel)

Anna Paquin, who starred as Rogue in the original X-Men movies, recently expressed her admiration for her former co-star Hugh Jackman in an interview with PEOPLE Magazine. Paquin reminisced about their time together on the set of Bryan Singer’s 2000 film X-Men, which played a significant role in catapulting Jackman to stardom. Paquin highlighted Jackman’s genuine and kind nature, stating that he is a remarkable role model who exemplifies how to navigate success while remaining grounded and kind.

Paquin shared that X-Men was a career-defining role for Jackman, transforming him into a major movie star. She praised him for his humility and humanity, noting that despite his immense success, he has always remained true to his values and kind-hearted nature.

Jackman, who portrayed Wolverine in the X-Men series, is set to reprise his iconic role in the upcoming Deadpool & Wolverine movie, despite having given what many considered a perfect farewell to the character in 2017’s Logan. Jackman revealed to Deadline that his decision to return as Wolverine was influenced by Ryan Reynolds and the success of Deadpool. He explained that although he had announced his retirement from the role shortly before watching Deadpool, he was inspired to come back after seeing Reynolds’ performance.

Original X-Men Star Praises Hugh Jackman Before of His Wolverine Return

Hugh Jackman (Marvel)

Jackman recounted how the idea to return as Wolverine emerged during a break from his Broadway show, The Music Man. He felt a strong desire to team up with Reynolds’ Deadpool, an idea that had been subtly brewing within him for some time. Despite initially resisting Reynolds’ persistent requests to reprise his role, Jackman ultimately decided to return, driven by a deep-seated excitement for the project.

Jackman’s return to the role was a result of Reynolds’ relentless persuasion and Jackman’s own growing enthusiasm. He humorously shared how Reynolds would often joke about the possibility of his return, and despite repeatedly insisting he was done with the character, the idea of reprising Wolverine lingered in the back of his mind.

Directed by Wes Ball and featuring a screenplay by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Patrick Aison, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes promises to go into a new era for the franchise. The movie stars Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon, and William H. Macy, and is expected to explore deep connections to the original 1968 film, including the significant role of the Forbidden Zone. The film is set to build on the legacy of the original series while paving the way for future installments, ensuring that both longtime fans and new audiences will find much to look forward to.

Rollie D. Eldred
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Rollie is a film aficionado from LA, USA. He loves exploring international cinema and writing insightful reviews. He also looks like Chuck Norris, he gets that a lot. Get in touch with him at [email protected].

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