Wolverine Will be a Prequel

Plus, Hugh Jackman talks about Logan's role as the anti-hero.
The stand-alone Wolverine movie will be a prequel, says star Hugh Jackman and Fox Film Group President Tom Rothman.

Jackman talked about the role with Entertainment Weekly during last week’s ShoWest convention: "Wolverine substantiates a feature film," Jackman said. "I mean, he's a really intriguing, mysterious, enigmatic character, a la Mad Max, Dirty Harry, Han Solo — he's that kind of screen antihero."

Regarding plot: "I'd love to get into the origins of that character and find out what he's really made of. So that was always my idea.... [Scripter David] Benioff came in with a pitch that was so brilliant, I was so excited, I actually tried to get Fox to make it [before X-Men 3]. But they said, 'No, no, no, we have a trilogy, let's finish that.'"

You can view an interview about the film here.

Benioff, who wrote Troy, is reportedly almost finished with a second draft of the screenplay.
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3/20/2006
Entertainment Weekly