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Hugh Jackman teams with Virgin for new comic books

Hugh Jackman, who plays the mutant Wolverine in the X-Men action movies, is pairing with Virgin Comics to create a comic book series called Nowhere Man.

india Updated: Mar 26, 2008 17:53 IST

Hugh Jackman, who plays the mutant Wolverine in the

X-Men

action movies, is pairing with Virgin Comics to create a comic book series called

Nowhere Man

, Virgin said on Tuesday.



The series, a futuristic science-fiction odyssey set in an era when men have traded their privacy for safety and security, will be written by Jackman and Marc Guggenheim, who wrote Marvel comics'

Wolverine

series and

Amazing Spider-Man

.



Australian actor Jackman said in a statement that the hope is

Nowhere Man

will be popular enough that it might later become a movie.



X-Men

and other film series based on comic book characters such as

Spider-Man

and

Batman

have been among Hollywood's biggest hits for more than a decade.



Three films starting with

X-Men

in 2000 and including

X2: X-Men United

and

X-Men: The Last Stand

have sold more than $1.1 billion worth of tickets at worldwide box offices.



A fourth film,

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

, also featuring Jackman, is set to open in theaters next year.