Hugh Jackman made some interesting comments in an interview with Access Hollywood.
Amidst all the hype for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie, Jackman also discussed director Bryan Singer’s role in the superhero movie genre as a whole.
“Few people credit Bryan for what he deserves credit for, which is really inventing that genre. There wasn’t really a superhero genre before X-Men came out.”
Which got me to thinking… is he right? Yes, there were movies featuring superheroes before the original X-Men movie (Superman, Batman etc.), but did Singer’s efforts help create the boom that defined the genre and in turn paved the way for the likes of Raimi, Nolan and all the others to make the genre their own? There’s certainly a compelling argument to be made, and I’d love to know what you guys think.
So, Bryan Singer… inventor of the superhero genre… yay or nay?
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