‘It was a game-changer’: Hugh Jackman reveals his favorite superhero movie and confirms he likes realistic, grounded movies more than Marvel’s formula model

Hugh Jackman has never been divorced from the memory of the Marvel fandom and no matter how majestic the MCU rises, the Foxverse will be remembered as one of the most incredible CBM film franchises ever made. So when the Wolverine actor says something, it’s generally taken as gospel for the diehard Marvel nerds among us, theatergoers and moviegoers. And this year has been an absolute blessing for those who have prayed devoutly for the iconic character’s return to the big screen once again.

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Jackman remembers his favorite childhood CBMs

Even though Hugh Jackman and the Wolverine are almost synonymous at this point, in that the actor might even look a bit like his comic book namesake, Marvel or x-men isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when asked about his favorite film adaptations. Recently interviewed by Varietythe Aussie actor talks about superhero movies and childhood memories of his formative years.

“My favorite superhero movie. Growing up, the first Superman. It was a game changer. Dick Donner movie, Christoher Reeve.

Superman actor Christopher Reeve with Richard Donner (director)
Superman actor Christopher Reeve with Richard Donner (director)

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It’s no surprise that out of the many CBM franchise projects that now litter our daily lives, Marvel Studios’ oldest mainstay will definitely pick the movie that doesn’t even belong in the Marvel Universe. Given that the franchise has found the taste of stereotypical success that comes with the tried-and-tested recipe of narrative-controlling heroes, there’s no room for the maddening angst and cinematic bildungsromanism that exists in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. and the controversial SnyderVerse.

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The black KnightThe legacy of lives on after 10 years

Hugh Jackman will baptize the new dawn of the MCU

Wolverine star Hugh Jackman has retracted his declaration of freedom from the Foxverse franchise after Logan and is now making a return alongside longtime nemesis Ryan Reynolds. The two indomitable forces will not only feature in the first mainstream MCU-aligned X-Men movie, but will be the announcement of the entire Foxverse to the Marvel Universe via Dead Pool 3. Hugh Jackman, in his final hurray, will truly be the first and last character the Foxverse should be eternally grateful for.

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

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The Foxverse stands to this day as a self-confident franchise with some very successful blockbusters, despite the few hiccups like dark phoenix and The New Mutants. However, Marvel and Disney are already on the verge of engulfing mutant heroes under a unified banner, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

While it will be a dream come true to see the Mutants and the Avengers finally fight side-by-side onscreen, the tragedy then becomes Jackman’s long-held dream of starring alongside the same. But it’s only now, when he already has one foot in the realm of retirement, that Disney and Fox decide to work together in unison. One can only imagine the masterpieces that could have been when the world still had the original six of the MCU and if Fox and Marvel had come together at the height of the McAvoy-Fassbender-JLaw X-Men era. .

Dead Pool 3 will premiere on November 8, 2024 and kick off the highly anticipated MCU Phase Six.

Read also : Variety

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