Hugh Jackman Talks About His Role In Origins Video Game
Some people were just standing in all the right lines before birth. If you check Hugh Jackman's profile and bio, you will see that he's not just an action superstar; he's a Broadway singer and dancer, a very talented actor in multiple venues, and oh yeah, even the men have to admit he's kinda good-looking. Toss in the fact that he never seems anything less than charming and amiable in all interviews, and...damn, it's irritating. It's just not fair.
But hey, he's the star of the video game adaptation of his newest film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and that falls into our wheelhouse so we can't just ignore him. In a recent Yahoo! Games interview, Jackman talks about his involvement in the production of the game, and his own gaming history. As it turns out, he played the likes of Galaga, Space Invaders, and Pac-Man "whenever he could afford to" when he was a kid, and although he's not so much into games now, he did try the last X-Men title. He didn't too well, but at least he tried it, right? Obviously, for our part, the most intriguing part of the interview came when he was asked what his involvement was in Wolverine. Jackman's answer:
"There was no motion-capture but I did a lot of voiceover. I did more voiceover for this than I’ve ever done before. The story line follows, very vaguely, the movie storyline, but it actually goes beyond that as well. And of course for a game, you have to have various numbers of outcomes along the whole way, so we worked on it for over a year. I was very involved with it. I wanted the videogame to be as true to the character as I could, for the movie, and make it an experience that I think fans wanted."
See? So likeable it's annoying. But it's not all roses; the game isn't the most amazing action title of the year, even if it is bringing down some decent review scores. Stay tuned for our review, but in the meantime, it seems that if you're a fan of the movie, you should probably enjoy the game, and there aren't any major issues with it. So even then...damnit! Oh yeah, well...I bet I can curl more than this guy! Yeah. Take that.
Related Game(s): X-Men Origins: Wolverine
5/3/2009 Ben Dutka