The man gives great hype.
Getting X-Men fans excited about the next movie is like shooting fish in a barrel. With a bazooka.
Director Bryan Singer has assembled a cast that straddles space time and has crafted a plot that may yet be able to undo the Brett Ratner clusterfuss that was X-Men: The Last Stand. Add to that a sensational viral marketing campaign and anticipation is febrile.
During a recent interview for his (exceptional) forthcoming thriller Prisoners, Hugh Jackman talked a little about X-Men: Days of Future Past and why he too is excited about it:
“I think some people are saying, ‘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.”
Jackman also shared the morsel that when sent back in time, Logan and Michael Fassbender’s Magneto still don’t quite see eye to eye:
“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.”
Jackman is a showman and a consummate professional so it is no surprise to hear him state that Days of Future Past might be the best X-Men film of the lot. He probably said the same about The Last Stand, however, his enthusiasm is infectious:
“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”.
It is indeed a remarkable cast- one that would flatter a Coen Brothers movie, so with Bryan Singer returning to the X-Men universe with a point to prove (and a much-needed hit to generate), expectations are rightly high. Roll on next Spring.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is released 22nd May 2014.
Source: The Daily Beast