MTV has a few interviews with past and present superhero actors who reveal a bit more of what they were REALLY thinking while on those junkets.
§ You can tell Hugh Jackman is sad—as are we—as he contemplates the Darren Aronofsky Wolverine movie that will never be, and confesses that the first solo Wolverine outing was … not the best at what it did.
“It’s a wonderful idea, which is why Darren [Aronofsky] was interested in doing it,” Jackman said. “He’d been looking for a movie for a long time and he said that this was the best script he’d read. It didn’t work out in the end for many, complicated reasons but it was kind of a reassurance to me that I knew we were on the right path.” Jackman also admitted that in his eyes, “X-Men Origins” was far from a successful film. He hopes to rectify that with his next Logan-centric adventure. “For various reasons with the first movie I don’t think we got to the bottom of the character,” he said, “and I think that’s why, in this one, we’re calling it ‘The’ Wolverine. It should feel like a standalone movie.”
§ Ben Affleck is even harsher judging 2003’s Daredevil movie.
"I would if there was one I liked. I had a negative experience with the one comic book I liked, it was just a movie that didn't work," Affleck said. "It's such a shame because first of all 'Daredevil' [is] a great book, great idea and then right after that they figured out that it was better to make the movies good and then they started making them cool and investing in them." "I felt like I was in the 1930s with that outfit, the trousers: 'Hey chum, hold up there! This fella's trying to rob a bank!'" he joked.
Affleck says all that talk of him doing a JLA (Or JL) movie is also a joke, but clearly he’d like to put on some tights again, so who knows.
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