Hugh Jackman Laughs Off That $100 Million ‘X-Men’ Rumor
'The Wolverine' was a vast improvement over 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine,' so naturally the critical success of the latest entry in the Wolverine film saga has everyone speculating on the possibility of further appearances from the berserker mutant in the franchise. While there have been rumors that star Hugh Jackman signed a multi-film deal to reprise his signature role, the actor is laughing them off.
Rumor had it that Jackman was being lured into a four-film deal worth $100 million to stick around and churn out more 'X-Men' films, which seemed a bit outlandish. Turns out, they were. EW caught up with Jackman on the set of Bryan Singer's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' to see if there was any truth to the story, and Jackman quickly dismissed it:
No it’s not true. I would never do that. I’ve never done that mainly because, for the fans and for me, each time I’ve gone around there’s been a really good reason to do it and I don’t know what that reason is from here. I’m in the middle of making this and I just promoted the other and I’m really happy with the way 'The Wolverine' came out.
Seems like Jackman is taking the logical approach to making 'Wolverine' and 'X-Men' films -- why do it unless there's a good reason for it? Perhaps someone should have asked that question before they made 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine.'
'The Wolverine' is currently playing in theaters, and 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is set for release on May 23, 2014.