Wolverine Actor on Bryan Singer’s behavior
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Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine is one of the enduring legacies of the original X-Men films. Image: Fox
The legacy of the original series of X-Men films is very complicated. They appeared before Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, and the current boom in superhero success can easily be traced back to them. Even some of the stars, like Patrick Stewart, are reprising their roles in new films. But above it all is director Bryan Singer, who in the past few years was accused by several men sexual misconduct. Singer has denied these claims.
Arguably the greatest legacy, however, is Hugh Jackman. Singer cast the then-unknown actor as the main and most popular character, Wolverine, and not only did he become an instant star, he stuck with the role for decades. He’ll even repeat it in 2024’s Deadpool 3. Now, however, Jackman has addressed an aspect of the Singer controversy, and while the testimonies aren’t particularly good, it’s commendable that he addressed them at all and with such consideration.
Speaking to The Guardian For his recent film The Son, Jackman was asked if he witnessed Singer’s toxic behavior on set. He replied, using the Guardian’s delivery notes: “’That was my first film in America, you see; it was all so new to me,” the actor claimed. “I think it’s fair to say that…” He pauses. “There are some stories, you know… I think there are some ways of being on set that wouldn’t happen now. And I think things have changed for the better.'” He then added, “There’s a lot less tolerance for disrespectful, marginalizing, bullying, oppressive behavior. There’s zero tolerance for it now and people will speak up and I think that’s great.”
Jackman seems to be saying here that Year 2000 Hugh Jackman, an actor who had hardly acted in anything, didn’t quite know how or if to address these “stories.” Which obviously isn’t a good excuse, but it makes sense. “Year 2023 Hugh Jackman” has significantly more pull, impact and experience. It also speaks to the power dynamic that runs through all of Singer’s allegations – that he used his influence to manipulate those around him.
Stepping back somewhat, Jackman had positive things to say about the films and experiences beyond the director. When asked if any of the allegations against Singer affected her legacy, he responded as follows. “You know, that’s a really, really complicated question,” Jackman said. “There is a lot at stake. X-Men was, in my opinion, the turning point in terms of comic book adaptations, and I think there’s a lot to be proud of. And there are certainly questions that need to be asked, and I think they should be asked. But I don’t think I know how to answer that elegantly. I think it’s complex and I ultimately look back with pride at what we’ve achieved and the momentum it’s started.”
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Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine in Deadpool 3, which is due out on November 8, 2024.
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