KUSA – Comic books fans have a film to be proud of. X-Men: Days of Future Past has been a huge success drawing $91-million in its opening weekend.
Fourteen-years ago, Hugh Jackman donned the, fictional, adamantium claws of Wolverine.
"It feels fresher to me than ever," Jackman said. "I'm actually loving playing the character more than ever."
Becoming the Wolverine had Jackman preparing in unique ways.
"He's very tightly wound inside. You have to feel like any minute he could lash out and rip your head off," Jackman said.
"I have a cold shower every morning. Nothing makes me feel more annoyed, or wound up inside like that. That's a mental reminder every morning I'm going to play Wolverine."
Jackman brought that attitude in the mutant's battle for a life and death, and in his chance to change the future, and save mutant-kind. A battle that is epic according to Jackman.
"In all the other kind of movies you have a battle between the enemies," he said. "This is not that. There is no battle, they are winning, and they're better and they're going to beat you."
X-Men: Days of Future Past brings together an ensemble cast. Some of the actors from the last 14-years are returning to the Marvel universe for the first time in years. Joining Jackman in reprising their roles include Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Jennifer Lawrence among quite a few others.
"It was very exciting and I had a great way of bringing back the original cast as well as this younger cast," Jackman said.
Serving as Professor Xavier's agent, Wolverine heads to the past to stop the rise of the sentinels. To battle with these mutant-hunting robots he must unite the young X-Men with their adversaries following Magneto and Mystique.
Cartoons and comics have shown the sentinels as giant robots towering about the largest of the mutants. In this X-Men: Days of Future Past the sentinels have been revamped and made smaller in size.
"Like computers who got smaller, the sentinels have gotten smaller. They don't need to be that massive," Jackman said. "I thought they were very disturbing and very frightening."
X-Men: Days of Future Past is in theaters now.
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