Hugh Jackman Finally Speaks Out On Controversial X-Men Director

Hugh Jackman vaguely stated that the on-set behavior from Bryan Singer would not be tolerated now.

By James Brizuela | Updated

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Now that Hugh Jackman is returning as Wolverine, he has finally said his peace about the controversial X-Men director, Bryan Singer. Singer has long been accused of toxic on-set behavior, including allegations of sexual assault in recent years. According to Jackman, “There are some stories, you know … I think there are some ways of being on set that would not happen now….and I think that things have changed for the better.”

Hugh Jackman may not have come out and stated that he experienced some terrible on-set behavior from Bryan Singer, but it sounds like he knows what these “stories” are about. Jackman added, “There’s way less tolerance for disrespectful, marginalizing, bullying, any oppressive behavior. There’s zero tolerance for it now and people will speak out, and I think that’s great.”

Hugh Jackman also stated that being brought into America for the X-Men films was huge for him, especially being that it was his first American film. He may not have stated that he was treated unfairly, but for someone who was experiencing their first shot at American cinema, he might have allowed certain things to happen. This is just speculation, but it appears that Jackman is just wanting to move past that part of his life, and his vague responses could mean that he doesn’t care to delve into the controversy of Singer.

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Hugh Jackman did have a lot of positive things to say about the experiences he had during the X-Men movies, and how those movies were the catalyst for current comic book movies, which is certainly true. However, the actor did not say anything necessarily kind about Singer. That certainly does not matter now, as Jackman became a superstar during his time in the X-Men movies.

Logan was the last time that Hugh Jackman appeared as Wolverine, and the movie became one of the best-produced superhero movies ever, even landing an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. We have not seen the man return to the genre since 2017, and we are all excited to see him do so for Deadpool 3. Naturally, everyone is going to be drumming up the past and asking questions about the previous X-Men movies that Jackman has starred in.

Thankfully, the past is behind him, and Hugh Jackman agreed to reprise his most iconic role. We are not sure if Jackman is going to be portraying Wolverine past Deadpool 3, but we would imagine he might do so for Avengers: Secret Wars. That storyline involves the would-be destruction of the multiverse at the hands of Doctor Doom and brings in many timeline versions of every single character.

We would love to see Hugh Jackman standing next to a Ryan Reynolds version of Wolverine as well. For now, we are all going to be patiently (or impatiently) waiting to see what is going to happen in Deadpool 3 between Deadpool and Wolverine. Hopefully, a trailer for the movie is going to be released sometime later this year.

Deadpool 3 is bringing back Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with the Mouth. Joining the pair is Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, and plenty of reports that many MCU heroes are going to be joining as well. In fact, we have reported that Tom Hiddleston, Jonathan Majors, Chris Evans, Anna Paquin, and Ben Stiller are all going to be in the anticipated sequel.