There have been a lot of superhero movies released in recent years, with plenty more lined up for the coming years and Hugh Jackman, who plays the role of Wolverine, says that it is all down to Bryan Singer. Bryan directed the original X-Men movies and is back to direct X-Men: Days of Future Past and Hugh says that Bryan was the man who pioneered the superhero genre.
Jackman told Access Hollywood, "I keep saying it's like two movies in one but the size of it, it's like three in one. Few people credit Bryan for what he deserves credit for, which is really inventing that genre. There wasn't really a superhero genre before X-Men came out."
He added, "The idea that you could really dive in to the emotional life, to the vulnerability of these characters and that, as well as being fantastical, amazing and action, is what's going to hook people and make them care. That's what Bryan did, he had a lot of courage to do that."
As well as starring Hugh Jackman, X-Men: Days of Future Past also stars Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore, from the original X-Men trilogy. The movie also sees the return of Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Lucas Till, from X-Men: First Class.
X-Men: Days of Future Past opens on May 22, 2014 in the UK and May 23, 2014 in the US.