"I’m starting; I’m having my six meals a day," he said about the preparations.
With Aronofsky directing, this will not be a usual "X-Men" movie. "This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope," he said, "Well, I would say that, but I really do feel that, and I feel this is going to be very different."
He added that he doesn’t think Aronofsky’s penchant for dark drama is at odds with the big-budget franchise. "This is Wolverine. This is not Popeye. He’s kind of dark," Jackman said. "But, you know, this is a change of pace. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote ‘The Usual Suspects,’ has written the script, so that’ll give you a good clue. [Aronofsky's] going to make it fantastic. There’s going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure."