- Title: Hugh Jackman talks at 'Logan' Tokyo premiere
- Date: 24th May 2017
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (MAY 24, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** FANS GATHERING AT A PREMIERE OF "LOGAN" POSTER OF "LOGAN" READING (English and Japanese): "LOGAN" VARIOUS OF ACTOR HUGH JACKMAN SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS AND TAKING PHOTOS WITH FANS JACKMAN HUGGING DIRECTOR JAMES MANGOLD ON A RED CARPET JACKMAN AND MANGOLD SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS VARIOUS OF JACKMAN SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS VARIOUS OF FANS WAITING FOR JACKMAN DOLL OF LOGAN STAGE (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, HUGH JACKMAN, SAYING: "When you're doing a movie that is your ninth movie and you know it is your last, you're aware of how lucky you've been and how amazing the team is around. It's still challenging, it should be challenging. But I was very aware of how blessed and how grateful I felt, if that makes sense." EVENT IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR, HUGH JACKMAN, SAYING: "I'm going to say this last movie was the most difficult, the most challenging, the most fun, and the most rewarding. We started talking about this film, James and I, three months after you started you had some ideas, three months after the last one finished. So four years ago, and we're involved all the time. I think sometimes James wished I wasn't as involved." FANS TAKING PHOTOS (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR, JAMES MANGOLD, SAYING: "Well it was, Hugh has had an incredible run playing this character and it's one of the great performances in comic book history, action movie history and I think the performance he gives in this film is just one of the great performances. I think for those of you who've seen the movie, he is amazing in this film." FANS TAKING PHOTOS (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR, JAMES MANGOLD, SAYING: "I, for me the honour was really to work with this great friend of mine for a third time in the movie. And I think we both pushed each other trying to do something different and adventurous and that broke them all a little bit of what these films can be." FANS GATHERING AT PREMIERE VARIOUS OF JACKMAN AND MANGOLD MAKING HANDPRINT VARIOUS OF JACKMAN AND MANGOLD SHOWING THEIR HANDPRINTS
- Embargoed: 7th June 2017 13:47
- Keywords: movie film Hugh Jackman X men Japan Tokyo
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN / UNIDENTIFIED
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN / UNIDENTIFIED
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0026I77V4D
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hundreds of fans welcomed Hugh Jackman on Wednesday (May 24), at a Tokyo premiere for "Logan" held a week ahead of its release in Japan.
Logan is the ninth and the last film to star Australian actor Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the popular superhero movie "the X-Men" series. Having played the character for 17 years, Jackman said Logan was the most challenging and fun movie in the series.
Director James Mangold, who collaborated with Jackman in 2013's "The Wolverine", said Jackman's performance in "Logan" was one of the great performances in comic book history as well as action movie history.
Logan has reached $607 million at the worldwide box office over the last two months and become one of the highest grossing R-Rated comic movies ever, according to the box office tracking website.
The film is set for release in Japan on June 1.
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