totalfilm.com had the chance to interview to Hugh Jackman and talk about his role in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," about other characters from the film and the possible future of Wolvie.
"Gambit is in the film. When we showed footage at Comic-Con the place just went mental. He’s played by Taylor Kitsch who does a great, great job. He’s a little more showy than Wolverine, but there’s a similarity. They’re outsiders, they’re wise-cracking, they’re anti-authority.
In this movie Gambit plays the role a little bit like Wolverine did in the first X-Men. He’s not part of any group, he’s not on anybody’s side. Wolverine gets him because he needs the information off him, but Gambit’s not going to give it – not without a fight. And they get a fight, the two of them get a fight. I’m really, really happy with the dynamic between the two."
"I have to be very careful how I talk about Deadpool, because it’s something I’m really excited about in the movie, where it plays and how it plays. I just can’t think right now how I can tell you about it without giving away some really cool ideas!
The things I’m thinking about now I don’t want to tell you because the fans will go 'Awwww, that’s cool'… Actually some fans might be pissed off but that’s ok. I think they’ll understand why we did it. We took some creative licenses with him."
On the future of the franchise.
"When I was doing X-Men I was obsessed with reading the Japanese story. It gave me a lot of great inspiration for the character and I’ve forever been banging onto people about that. It’s the coolest – and can you imagine visually? I can see the comedy of him training with the Samurai. I can just see it working
So right now we’ve got to set up a character, the origin. So everyone at the end of that movie has to go, 'Yes! Wolverine!' And it’s actually answered a couple of questions I’ve never had answered before in the comics and you go, 'I get him. Now where can we take him?'”
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