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August 19, 2013

Hugh Jackman denies $100 million deal to play Wolverine in four more movies

Jackman is already set to appear as the clawed mutant in next year's 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past'

Hugh Jackman denies $100 million deal to play Wolverine in four more movies

Hugh Jackman has denied rumours that he has signed a $100 million (£63 million) deal to play Wolverine in four more X-Men-related movies.

Jackman's solo vehicle The Wolverine came out last month (July) and has been a hit at the box office, grossing over $310 million (£200 million) globally so far. He's currently filming another appearance as Wolverine in the forthcoming X-Men sequel Days Of Future Past, which is due out next year.

Last week the National Reporter claimed that Fox had offered Jackman a massive salary of $100 million to return as Wolverine, a character he first played in 2000's X-Men, in another four movies after that.

"No it's not true," Jackman told Entertainment Weekly on the set of X-Men: Days Of Future Past in Montreal, Canada. "I would never do that. I've never done that mainly because, for the fans and for me, each time I've gone around there's been a really good reason to do it and I don't know what that reason is from here."

"I'm in the middle of making this," Jackman continued. "And I just promoted the other and I'm really happy with the way The Wolverine came out."

Director Bryan Singer began filming X-Men: Days Of Future Past in April and the shoot is set to wrap this month (August). Alongside Jackman, he's assembled a massive ensemble cast including Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page and Anna Paquin. The film will open in cinemas on July 18, 2014.

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