Jackman will next be seen in The Wolverine, said to be the sixth installment of the X-Men franchise. The first movie was directed by Bryan Singer in 2000 and the actor says Crowe was the first choice of director. “On X-Men he was Bryan Singer’s first choice for Wolverine, and he mentioned me also for Australia. He really is incredibly smart, and generous. It was a joy to work with him,” says Jackman. The Wolverine is expected to release in July next year.