Hugh Jackman responds to fans saying X-Men: Days of Future Past is biting the Avengers formula


Hugh Jackman was busy promoting his new movie, Prisoners, during the Toronto International Film Festival (We’ll have our review of Prisoners up soon – suspenseful movie btw). During an interview he responds to some fans claiming that X-Men director Bryan Singer is trying to emulate the success of the Avengers team dynamic by trying to combine a lot of characters for X-Men: Days of Future Past. I personally think Singer was the first to successfully do a superhero team movie, so the fan complaints I think are unwarranted.

“Ah, this just sounds like an excuse to get all these actors together and make an Avengers-style movie,” but the truth is that it’s a great script and Bryan is very ambitious to make the best movie of them all. He’s got the biggest cast, the biggest budget, and he started it all, so it’s his legacy. He’s a fan of time-travel movies, and the detail that’s gone into it is incredible. I’m quietly confident that it will be the biggest and the best of them all. When I sat there on that panel at Comic-Con, and looked down at all the actors, you think, “This might be one of the best ensembles ever assembled”… Apart from Movie 43. [Laughs]”

Jackman also discussed Wolverine’s dynamic with a younger Magneto, being played by Michael Fassbender.

“It’s fair to say we don’t get on that well. I get sent back to the past and he has no idea who I am, but you can imagine Wolverine has a bit of fun with that.”

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

Source: The Daily Beast

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