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Hugh Jackman admits that the last 'Wolverine' movie sucked
With "The Wolverine" hitting theaters in just over a month, star Hugh Jackman wants to reassure fans that the new film won't suffer from the same problems as 2009's much-maligned "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."
Despite grossing well over $350 million worldwide, the Gavin Hood-directed "X-Men" spin-off was largely met with negative reviews and disappointment from Marvel fans and casual filmgoers alike.
It turns out that Jackman felt the same way.
"I had something to prove, and we could have done better," he revealed to EW. "Somehow the first 'Wolverine' movie ended up looking like the fourth 'X-Men' — just with different characters. I left unsure if we’d achieved our goal, which was to make sure people understood my character."
Fortunately, Jackman has a chance to make up for it with the upcoming "The Wolverine," directed by James Mangold ("Walk the Line") and based on a beloved Chris Claremont-Frank Miller story arc that finds Logan in Japan finding love and fighting ninjas.
"This movie will really get to his core,” he added. "So… Fingers crossed that we’ve done it this time. I’m pretty confident we have."
"The Wolverine" will be released July 26.