As previously mentioned, the entire cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past was in San Diego yesterday, July 20th, as part of the annual Comic-Con. Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, James McAvoy, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Evan Peters, and Omar Sy were all there to talk about the film, along with Hugh Jackman and director Bryan Singer. (Hugh actually had dual panel duties at the event, as he also joined James Mangold to talk about The Wolverine.) A little birdie told me you can watch the entire SDCC panel here on YouTube.
Although the big event of 2013 Comic-Con was the huge X-Men cast gathering together, Hugh Jackman was also there to promote a film that’s coming out much, much sooner: The Wolverine! Alongside James Mangold, he spoke to the press about the film, including the international appeal (especially with it being set in Japan and having primarily Japanese actors — even 1/3 of Japanese dialogue) and how the “lean storytelling” of the Claremont/Miller samurai saga will translate to the screen.
The annual Comic-Con always hosts an array of surprises and special treats, but the one presented by 20th Century Fox earlier today (July 20th) was one of the most spectacular ever brought to Hall H. The press conference – and, later, panel – for X-Men: Days of Future Past featured the entire cast! That includes Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, James McAvoy, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Evan Peters, and Omar Sy along with Hugh Jackman himself. Director Bryan Singer was also part of the panels.
At just over twenty minutes, the press conference – which you can watch in the video above – explores various topics among both the “new” and “old” X-Men cast. In fact, there’s a lot of discussion on collaborating and the experience of working with one another — with Hugh as a sort of binding force between them. It’s a lovely interview among everyone as you can tell they’re quite a close cast. Check it out!
Yesterday, July 18th, MSN hosted an exclusive live Q&A with Hugh Jackman and The Wolverine director James Mangold. You can check out several images from the event in the gallery, or a video below. Through the half-hour segment, Hugh and James were able to answer questions from fans around the world (with many surprises in store, like tattoos and Wolverine shrines). Specifically, Hugh discusses some workout tips (there’s no running for him) and what X-Men-universe character he would want to play aside from Wolverine.
It’s that time again: with The Wolverine coming out soon, Hugh Jackman is hitting up the press junkets! Yesterday, July 10th, the first one for this film was held — right in New York City. By clicking below, you’ll be able to check out numerous interviews from the NY press round.
I’ll be adding any new interviews that pop up directly to this post so that I’m not constantly updating HJF and inundating the main page with videos (which quickly slow the site down); most recently added will be at the top. If you want a heads up on recently added videos, follow HJF on Twitter as I always tweet the latest.
Recently, Access Hollywood sat down with Hugh Jackman to talk all things The Wolverine. There are four videos in the series, in which he discusses why he still loves playing Wolverine, his diet plan (including what he eats as his “cheat meal”), training for increasingly intense action scenes, and whether or not he’ll be naked in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. They’re all short but lovely videos, and Hugh looks great in them — rocking the chops while promoting the beloved comic character is a nice touch!
ComicBookMovie.com has shared this amazing, seven-minute long behind the scenes video for The Wolverine. Most of it features Hugh Jackman in the title role, showing off his fighting skills and casual on set camaraderie with cast/crew members. It’s all b-roll footage, which is always pretty interesting to check out when you’re into movies in general. There’s also further sneak peeks at the film itself, so give it a watch!
Digital Spy released the amazing featurette “The Wolverine: A Ronin’s Story” earlier today. Warning: the video is incredibly spoilery. There’s a lot of newly released footage from the movie, as well as some detailed plot information. If you’d rather go into the film blind, you may want to skip this one. If you don’t mind spoilers (such as myself), it’s definitely worth a watch to get the overall mood of The Wolverine. Plus, the new footage looks amazing. Who else was excited to see the bear?
At seventeen minutes long, this “60 Minutes” episode – aired in Australia on Sunday, June 30th – is a great interview. Appearing alongside Hugh Jackman is his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, and they talk a little about their relationship, including meeting one another and whether or not Hugh truly is perfect.
There’s also a lot of talk about his upcoming movie, The Wolverine, with lots of bonus behind the scenes footage (specifically of a fight scene) — and Hugh is smiling throughout. I’m unable to embed the video, so click on the still image above to be brought to the site where you can stream it.
A second trailer for Prisoners has already been released, showing us a little more footage than the first peek less than a month ago. What do you think of the film so far? Any guesses on who the kidnapper might or might not be? I’m really excited about this one, as I hope it’ll let us see a whole new side of Hugh as an actor.
Yahoo! has also uploaded an accompanying video along with the trailer, which you can view below. In it, Hugh talks about his new diet plan.