Hugh Jackman Explains Jean Grey's Importance To The Wolverine

By Katey Rich 2013-03-28 11:50:54discussion comments
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Now that not one but two new trailers have debuted, you'd think it would be time for many secrets from The Wolverine to be revealed. But talking to MTV in the video above, Hugh Jackman is still doing his best to be cagey about the details from the new superhero effort-- even if he's also blatantly excited to talk about it as much as he can.

The most interesting thing he reveals is about that surprise appearance by Famke Janssen as Jean Grey, who kicked the bucket at the end of X-Men: The Last Stand but who has been prominently featured in both the trailer and the six-second Vine preview. OK, "prominently featured" means she was in one quick shot, but given that it's an appearance by a ghost, it raised a lot of questions. Here's what Jackman had to say about Jean Grey's importance to The Wolverine:

"There's no doubt that the most important relationship in his life is — we've seen through the movies — is his relationship with Jean Grey. Yes, we saw her die at the end of 'X-Men: The Last Stand,' but in this movie, she has a presence, which I think is vital to the movie, particularly for him confronting the most difficult thing within himself."

It's clear that Jackman and director James Mangold are bringing Wolverine to some dark places in this sequel, but also packing it with a lot of samurai fighting and a very fast-paced sequence on a bullet train, which Jackman calls "insane." We're still holding out all the hope we can muster that The Wolverine is a vast improvement on X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but we're staying a little nervous too. We've been too disappointed in the fast to lose that skepticism.
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