Hugh Jackman Talks THE WOLVERINE, the Bullet Train Sequence, Viper, and the Film’s X-MEN Cameo

Posted March 28, 2013 by Rick in Movie News


After a few days of teasing we got our first look at the sequence The Wolverine, directed by James Mangold. Yesterday was the debut of the domestic trailer and the international trailer. Although both trailers offered up bits of footage it is perfectly clear that Mangold and Jackman are amping up the intensity for the main character this time around. Jackman recently spoke about the more interesting aspects of the trailer, he adresses the Viper character, how the cameo from a familiar X-Men character fits into the films story and that crazy looking bullet train sequence .

Jackman spoke out on Svetlana, this is what he said “Viper is a badass, for someone who plays Wolverine, who is pretty badass. … She’s not your girl next door. You’re going to end up kind of loving every minute she has on screen.” He talks about the filming experience, “It is insane. It was insane to shoot it. It was, again, one of those brilliant ideas. One of the most emblematic things about Japan is the bullet train. I can’t go on the bullet train without any incident. It was hairy, shooting that stuff. To re-create what that is like, the kind of winds at 300 miles per hour, let me just say, looking back at some of the footage, I thought, ‘It’s time for a facelift.’ “ Here is what Jackman says about how the character fits the story, “There’s no doubt that the most important relationship in his life is — we’ve seen through the movies — is his relationship with Jean Grey. Yes, we saw her die at the end of X-Men: The Last Stand, but in this movie, she has a presence, which I think is vital to the movie, particularly for him confronting the most difficult thing within himself.”