Oscar winner Birdman is a movie about a once-famous movie star struggling to be taken seriously as an actor and not just a guy who once played a superhero: a comic-book character who haunts him and considers his earnest acting effort worthless. Pretty much everybody accepts that the movie is about slaying personal demons, holding on to your artistic integrity, and not being tied to past glories. For Hugh Jackman, however, the movie’s message is to play Wolverine repeatedly until the mutant’s claws rust away to nothing. “I said to my wife, ‘The moral [of Birdman] is that I should never stop playing Wolverine. I’ve got to find a way to keep playing him until I die,'” the actor said, reports eonline.com.
Either Hugh Jackman doesn’t really get Birdman, or Professor X gave him some psychic powers of insight enabling him to perform mutant mental jujitsu and see the movie in a way that nobody else does. Either way, he’s determined to keep playing the X-man, and to be in the best physical shape possible. “I always want to be in better shape than I was for the last one. I don’t believe in stagnation. People say they try to maintain the status quo. But I believe the natural cycle means you’re either advancing and getting closer to something or you’re receding.” Get ready for a lot of non-stagnating Wolverine movies, at least one of which will take place in an old folks home.