Jackman Pumped About Wolverine Movie, Might Be The Supplements Talking
Of course, that's just my interpretation of his comments. It may not have helped that I imagined him spouting these quotes off really quickly and with a sweaty face, but it sure made reading them more fun. (Via /Film)
Regarding the ability to explore new territory in this installment:
I sort of even wanted to do that in the third X-Men movie at first, but we thought, no, we really need to establish who he is at first, and we did that [with X-Men Origins: Wolverine], and now this is sort of the cherry on top, to finally do it and have Darren Aronofsky direct it.
Regarding getting super-huge to play the new, stockier Wolverine:
I don’t know how much I want to give away about it, but Darren said with the last one, ‘Hey you looked great, but you’re so tall that in those long shots you looked kind of like Clint Eastwood, and that’s not Wolverine.’
I always think of Mike Tyson when he first came on the scene. Sometimes, he was a full foot shorter than his opponents and bent over [with this] massive build. There’s real power. You said bulldog, and that’s it exactly. Exactly. That’s what I’m going for, and if I have a massive heart attack first, well, you tell everyone what I was going for.
Jackman has been consuming 6,000 calories a day (possibly in stem cells) to add weight, so let's all say a quiet, dignified prayer that the Hugh-go-naut will keep the weight on long enough that we can see a stocky, roid-ed out behemoth smiling and singing show tunes at the next Academy Awards.