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Friday 11 July 2014

Jackman: X-Men 2 will be the best

Hugh Jackman is impressed with the latest X-Men line-up

Hugh Jackman has revealed that Wolverine's relationship with Magneto in the X-Men sequel will be antagonistic, to say the least.

The Les Miserables star is to reprise his mutant role in Days Of Future Past, where his alter-ego will face Michael Fassbender's Magneto.

"It's fair to say we don't get on that well. I get sent back to the past and he has no idea who I am, but you can imagine Wolverine has a bit of fun with that," he told the Daily Beast.

Hugh - who next stars in thriller Prisoners alongside Jake Gyllenhaal - is confident for Bryan Singer's upcoming follow-up, which will reunite a host of original X-Men stars with the new cast including Michael, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence.

"I think some people are saying, 'Ah, this just sounds like an excuse to get all these actors together and make an Avengers-style movie', but the truth is that it's a great script and Bryan is very ambitious to make the best movie of them all," the 44-year-old explained.

"He's got the biggest cast, the biggest budget, and he started it all, so it's his legacy. He's a fan of time-travel movies, and the detail that's gone into it is incredible. I'm quietly confident that it will be the biggest and the best of them all.

"When I sat there on that panel at Comic Con, and looked down at all the actors, you think, 'This might be one of the best ensembles ever assembled'... Apart from Movie 43," he added.

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