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Hugh Jackman: 'I want to see Irish folklore in the next Wolverine film'


Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has revealed he wants his last Wolverine movie to include Irish mythological heroes Cu Chulainn and Fionn MacCumhaill.

The 46-year-old actor recently learned about Irish ancient folklore and believes the stories could ‘shake-up’ the X-Men spin-off – suggesting the films go back to prehistoric Ireland when wolves were common.

“They were all over the countryside before they were wiped out and it could be interesting, maybe a tad preposterous to some to travel back in time, although we did it in the last X-Men film,” he said.


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“So travel back to Ireland and proper investigate Logan’s past. Shake things up.

“I guarantee you, there’s some Irish blood in there. And I loved the myths and legends,” he told The Irish Sun on Sunday.

“A friend of mine from Ireland gave me a book of them and Cu Chulainn and those stories, they’re amazing.

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“Action packed. I’m quite surprised nothing has been done with them before,” he added.

“I’d love to see them in the next Wolverine [film]. That could work great.”