EXCLUSIVE: Hugh Jackman Talks New Mutants In ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’

When we chatted up Hugh Jackman the other day at Comic-Con he was clearly in good spirits. Walking off a stage where 6,000+ just went bananas for you will do that I guess. He said he was game for an “Avengers” cameo but the superpowered folk he really had something to say about were Deadpool and Gambit, two mutants making their big screen debuts in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Jackman had a lot to say. Check it out below or read about it after the jump.

Jackman on Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool: “We were so thrilled to get Ryan. He’s the greatest guy. Incredibly funny. He plays Deadpool, the merc with a mouth. Not an easy guy to play. He’s always jabbering. He’s always going. Physically he’s in unbelievable shape and yet he’s also got that comedic ability. There are only a handful of actors that can do that.”

Jackman on Taylor Kitsch as Gambit: “I can say it. He’s sexy, right? He’s a little bit like a junior Wolverine in a way. He’s a little bit of a wise guy. He’s an outsider. He’s got some issues himself. He’s mischievous. He’s cheeky. He’s a bit of a badass. We have a really great fight sequence. Physically that guy is an animal. He was chucking himself around on the concrete. He has that passion that I remember having when I first did Wolverine. There was no way a stunt double was doing anything for him.”