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Hugh Jackman Reveals He Used His 'Wolverine' Role to Avoid Getting Deported

Hugh Jackman is looking back at his time as Wolverine!

During an interview on The Tonight Show, which was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for April Fool’s Day, the actor revealed that he used his role as the X-Men superhero to avoid deportation.

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Anna Paquin Recalls the Brutal Conditions Hugh Jackman Worked Under for 'X-Men': 'He Never Complained'

Anna Paquin is looking back at her time working with Hugh Jackman on the X-Men franchise!

The 38-year-old actress played Maria aka Rogue opposite Hugh‘s character Logan aka Wolverine in X-Men, X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand between 2000 to 2006.

Anna talked about her close friendship with her X-Men co-star on an episode of Sirius XM’s The Jess Cagle Show on Wednesday (June 9) and discussed the brutal conditions he worked under on the set of the film.

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Who Plays Pietro Maximoff? Evan Peters & Aaron Taylor-Johnson Have Both Portrayed Quicksilver

Pietro Maximoff is a huge trending topic right now thanks to the new series WandaVision, which is streaming on Disney+.

WandaVision follows Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, who made her debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2015′s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Wanda’s twin brother Pietro, as played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in that movie, died at the hands of Ultron and his death has been brought up several times on the new TV series.

Pietro, known as the superhero Quicksilver, was also played by Evan Peters in the X-Men franchise, which was owned by Fox until just a couple years ago when Disney purchased the studio.

Evan played the superhero in 2014′s X-Men: Days of Future Past, 2016′s X-Men: Apocalypse, and most recently in 2019′s X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

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'New Mutants' Co-Creator Bob McLeod Puts Movie on Blast: 'There's Just No Excuse'

Artist Bob McLeod, who co-created The New Mutants with writer Chris Claremont, is speaking out.

The 69-year-old artist spoke out on social media upon the release of the 2020 film based on his Marvel series.

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“I was very excited when I heard they were making a New Mutants movie. I thought making it into a horror movie was perhaps an interesting idea, but not at all how the characters should be introduced to the public at large. But, hey, my characters in a movie! I never would have thought that would actually happen,” he wrote.

“But then, I was disappointed when they didn’t give Patti braids, although I like Blu Hunt. I was disappointed when Rahne wasn’t a redhead with spiky hair, although I adore Maisie Williams. I was disappointed that Sam isn’t tall and gawky, although I do like Charlie Heaton. But mainly I was very disappointed that Roberto isn’t short and dark-skinned. Yet another example of Hollywood white-washing. There’s just no excuse. So basically, #JoshBoone erased everything I contributed to the way the characters look. And now, the movie has come out at last, and apparently they’ve credited someone named Bob Macleod as co-creator. They couldn’t even be bothered to check the spelling of my name sometime in the last three years. And that can’t be fixed. That will be on the movie forever. I think I’m done with this movie.”

The movie’s director just deleted his Instagram after the film’s release…

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Hugh Jackman's 'Wolverine' Audition Was 20 Seconds Long - Watch!

Hugh Jackman landed his role pretty quickly.

The actor made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (August 18).

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“When I walked into that room, I was pretty sure that I wasn’t playing the role. It was a weird audition because Dougray Scott had the role and then he got caught up in Mission: Impossible 2,” he said.

“It was like this Hail Mary to begin with, which is probably the best way to do an audition. You’re going in like ‘Eh,’” he continued.

He also remembered being driven to the airport by Kevin Feige, who was an assistant on X-Men before becoming the creative head of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“No one understood it was the beginning of, like, Comic-Con was a 50,000-person thing. The internet was really just beginning. No one really understood. What they thought was like, a subculture. Comic books was actually mainstream but no one knew that,” he went on to say.

He also revealed he was almost fired from the role!

Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Professor Xavier in 'X-Men'

Michael Jackson had X-Men ambitions.

The late pop icon’s film aspirations were explored in a new THR cover story about Bryan Singer‘s 2000 movie, X-Men.

According to the report, Michael was interested in playing Professor Xavier in the film – and had no issue with wearing makeup to play the role of an older white character.

“In the spring of 1999, Bryan Singer and a group of X-Men producers and crew were working out of the old Fox offices near Olympic and Bundy when Michael Jackson walked in the door. Wearing sunglasses and refusing to shake hands, Jackson was visiting the industrial space to meet with Singer to discuss the prospect of playing Professor Xavier in the upcoming film. ‘I said to him, ‘Do you know Xavier is an older white guy?” X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner recalls. ‘And Michael said, ‘Oh yeah. You know, I can wear makeup.”

From there, Michael opened up an “elaborate presentation complete with the short film Ghosts, in which the pop star morphed into a 60-something white mayor railing against a well-meaning performer who entertains local children with magic tricks.”

Twentieth Century Fox “never seriously considered Jackson for the role, which eventually went to Patrick Stewart in a turn that enabled him to be known for a popular character other than Star Trek‘s Captain Picard.”

Michael was already in the thick of all his allegations by X-Men,” a former executive added.

The upcoming X-Men spin-off movie The New Mutants is still scheduled to be released in theaters on August 28 – watch the opening scene!

The Opening Scene of 'The New Mutants' is Online Now - Watch Here!

The upcoming X-Men spin-off movie The New Mutants is still scheduled to be released in theaters on August 28 and the opening scene of the movie was just dropped online!

Disney is releasing the film through its studio Twentieth Century Studios and they also unveiled some cool fan-inspired posters, which you can check out in the photo gallery.

The movie’s stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga, as well as writer and director Josh Boone, participated in a Comic Con @ Home panel on Thursday (July 23). At the end of the panel, they premiered the opening scene of the movie.

The New Mutants is an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive. The film has been long delayed and fans are excited to finally see it!

While The New Mutants remains on its currently scheduled release date, Disney just made some major changes to the release dates of other movies.

Watch the opening scene at the 24:15 mark in the panel video below.

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