Wolverine is coming soon, one more timeMay 13, 2014
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" will open on May 23. It will be three weeks of promoting for lead stars Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy, playing Wolverine, the young Magneto and the young Professor X respectively. The trio were on a playful mood when they appeared on "The Graham Norton Show" in London.
"Michael is one of those actors you had to coax out of the trailer. He'll wait in there for hours and hours - he's very difficult, very ornery on set," Jackman joked. "So there was really only one song (that would get him to come out), and I used to get the sound guy to play it very loud in the studio as he came in, just so he could get his mojo up."
It was Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines".
"I don't know what it was in that song or that video that got Michael going but there was something about it," Jackman said.
Norton invited Fassbender to walk off stage and come back on as the song played. Jackman and McAvoy joined along, dancing in unison and clicking their fingers from side to side. This is Jackson's seventh time to play Wolverine, a mutant who has animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, and a healing factor that allows him to recover from virtually any wound at an accelerated rate.
Jackman told Norton that he had an intimate injury during production. He wore (Wolverine) blades and not much else when he tried to hide himself from female workers, leaving with a wound to the top of his thigh.
"There was a very intense first scene and I insisted on a closed set. I ran round the corner and all the female members of the crew were gathered there," he said.
"I tried to cover myself and cut my inner thigh - it was just the inner thigh thankfully. The metal claws had to go - you can't have bits and pieces flying off."
Fans of the X-Men consider "Days of Future Past" as one of the best storylines in the series, one of the many tales that would take readers to the dystopian future. The present members of the X-Men are unaware that an event is about to take place, an assassination of a politician with good intention. This will lead to a chain of events that will bring down the entire mutant-kind. The sentinels are the ones responsible, designed to hunt mutants. Unknown to the ones who created them, they will program themselves to think (for themselves), wanting to rule the world. This prompts one of the surviving X-Men in the future, a psychic, to devise a plan, where one mutant in the future will exchange minds with his/her younger self (in the past), aiming to alter a certain event, which might banish those sentinels.
But both superheroes from the future and the past don't have a clue that another mutant, disguising as a human, is behind all this. Three weeks isn't that long.
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