Hugh Jackman Psyched for "Wolverine," Loves the Screenplay, Too

by | October 31, 2006 | Comments

Versatile actor Hugh Jackman is most definitely best known for his portrayal of Wolverine in the "X-Men" trilogy, and by now you’re well aware that the guy’s getting his very own spinoff flick. And based on what Jackman has to say about the burgeoning project, it sounds like we’re in for one heck of a superhero adventure.

From IGN Movies: "Screenwriter David Benioff "has delivered, big time. We now have the final script, the final draft, which I absolutely love. For me, it’s the most superior of them all. I know the fans are going to go crazy for it."

Jackman and his producing partners inquired with a few screenwriters and considered story proposals. Inevitably, they were sold by Benioff’s knowledge of X-Men lore and enthusiasm for the "Wolverine" movie.

"Here’s a guy who’s this amazing writer, probably one of the hottest writers going in town; Spielberg and everyone are after him," says Jackman. "But he was beating down our door to make this movie because he’s the most passionate Wolverine fan. He’s followed all of the books since he was 9-years-old. For us, it’s one of those rare combinations where you have a writer who has all these Oscar-winning directors wanting to work with and he’s like, ‘I want to do Wolverine!’"

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