Hugh Jackman played Wolverine in nine different films, which resulted in multiple frictions with Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee. As a result of Lee's death, Jackman recalled that, after the comics had completely mastered pop culture, Lee was always more surprised than anyone at the impact of the superheroes.
"I was really impressed by how relaxed and happy, and it gave me the feeling of being a man who had become a god within a subculture and this subculture had become commonplace and at 75, getting respect and flattery" , Jackman shared. MTV News about his interactions with Lee. "And he told me: I can not believe this, this is amazing, we are the kids in our basements drawing pictures and we meet some people and then 30,000 of us get together, 30,000 of us get dressed and there is War of the Galaxies. "Now there's a million and a half and, suddenly, everyone is courting them." Film studios, everyone was courting them, and you have the feeling that it's a boy from the candy store. he still loves him, he's like a child, he was really warm, like, he would show up to do all those cameos, thinking: This is the best, I'm in a X-Men movie, they're bringing these things They've been in my head and on the page, they're giving it life. "
Jackman debuted as Wolverine in 2000 X Men, which featured Lee's first of dozens of cameos in a Marvel movie. While Jackman and Lee were involved in that X Men Trilogy, the actor claimed that they did not officially cross until almost a decade later.
"I remember, it was 2008, I had done three. X Men movies we had announced
The[[X Men Origins: Wolverine], I think. I did not know I was going to be there at all. "When I met him, he was not 100 percent sure he knew he was," Jackman revealed about meeting Lee at Comic-Con in San Diego. "It was the first time I met him."
Jackman continued: "If you're Wolverine and you go to Comic-Con, it's a good day for you, I was falling in love and I remember that carpet really well and when you looked at all the cameras. [turning away from you] and I look down and said, "Is it Halle Berry?" And I was like, that's Stan Lee. It's great. "
This is just the last tribute Jackman has shared from Lee.
"We have lost a creative genius," Jackman wrote earlier this month. "Stan Lee was a pioneer force in the universe of superheroes. I'm proud to have been a small part of his legacy and … to have helped bring one of his characters to life. "
While Jackman's tenure as Wolverine may have ended, Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox's X-Men means it's only a matter of time before a new artist takes over.
Stay tuned for details about the future of the X-Men.