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  • (upbeat rock music)

  • (audience applauds)

  • - You didn't think I'd miss it.

  • (mumbles) How are you guys doing?

  • How you doing there in the back?

  • All good?

  • (audience cheers)

  • How are you, Chris?

  • Good to see you, man.

  • Aw, hugging up.

  • I gotta say, up until about two days ago

  • I had no idea that footage existed.

  • Honestly, I never knew someone was filming,

  • and Tom said I was filming and someone dug it up.

  • I think Bryan made them find it,

  • and man have I aged.

  • Holy crap. (audience laughs)

  • I've got three words for you guys: old man Logan.

  • That's all I'm saying.

  • (audience laughs and cheers)

  • Read into it what you will.

  • Listen, it is 16 years since that day, almost,

  • and I gotta tell you, playing the legend that is Wolverine

  • is the greatest part I have ever had in my life.

  • I'm biased, I think he's the greatest comic book

  • character ever made, ever, (audience cheers)

  • and I have to tell you, I'm here today

  • for one major reason, and that is to thank all of you,

  • the fans, because you are (audience cheers)

  • the greatest fans any actor could ever dream of having.

  • You are the most loyal, most passionate.

  • You are definitely the most honest,

  • sometimes brutally honest, yes.

  • (audience laughs and cheers)

  • When we haven't always got it right, you've told us,

  • but you've always been there, and for that,

  • I thank you from the bottom of my heart,

  • and I also wanted to say thanks

  • to the worldwide team that is 20th Century Fox,

  • led by the man who's been there

  • from the beginning, Jim Gianopulos.

  • Hey, this is sounding like an obituary.

  • I hate this, I'm sorry!

  • I mean look, I know they killed off Wolverine

  • in the comic books recently, but hey,

  • in the movies he's not dead yet.

  • (audience cheers)

  • - [Chris Hardwick] What does that mean?

  • What is in store?

  • - Well, what is in store?

  • I wanna tell you so bad.

  • - [Voiceover] Do it! (audience laughs)

  • - But as I promised, this next time

  • is gonna be my last time putting on the claws,

  • one last time, and there it is.

  • (audience laughs) There it is, there it is.

  • But honestly, this has been the greatest thing

  • that ever happened to me, and I thank you guys,

  • but I also, right now I have to tell you

  • that in this movie that we're gonna make,

  • it's gonna be directed by Jim Mangold,

  • the great Jim Mangold, and yeah, he's awesome,

  • and I can tell you that the people in this room

  • in particular, the fans in this room,

  • I think it's gonna be the best one yet for you guys.

  • (audience cheers) That's what I promise you.

  • So, I also want to thank, before I leave the stage,

  • I really wanna thank one person

  • who helped me bring Wolverine to life,

  • who also gave me my very first United States film job,

  • the one and only, the amazing genius, Bryan Singer.

  • Come on out, Bryan.

  • (audience cheers and applauds)

  • That is literally the first time I've seen you run, ever.

  • - Ever, ever.

  • I don't run.

  • - Are you okay?

  • - I made it.

  • - Paramedic!

  • No. (audience laughs)

  • - That was very emotional.

  • I had never seen that before.

  • - I know, it was kinda...

  • You know that look on my face

  • when I was completely shocked?

  • Like I had no idea, because I have never known

  • more in my life that I had not got a job

  • than in that audition, because when I was auditioning,

  • this is Bryan: "Uh, okay.

  • "Uh, cut. (Bryan laughs)

  • "I dunno, do you wanna do the second scene?

  • "Do it if you want, whatever."

  • (audience laughs)

  • So I do the second scene.

  • "Uh, cut.

  • "Okay, yeah, I'd really like it to work out."

  • I'm like, "What?

  • "Who is this guy?" (audience laughs)

  • Never play poker with this man.

  • That's all I can tell you.

  • - I never offered a man, a woman,

  • or anyone a role on the spot before.

  • It's always done through an agent

  • or an offer, or something like that,

  • but at that time, I got permission,

  • and then I walked up to you, I remember,

  • and there was a camera there,

  • and said, "Would you do this?"

  • Then there was an awkward conversation...

  • It was complicated.

  • - And I didn't have an agent.

  • That's maybe why you came up (laughs).

  • - Oh, that's probably it (laughs).

  • - No, but also there was a discussion, too,

  • we had on the steps after that where I said,

  • "Whether the film sucks or not,

  • "you'll be Wolverine for the rest of your life (laughs),

  • "so prepare for that."

  • - Which I'm very happy about, by the way.

  • Thank you. (audience applauds)

  • - God bless you.

  • - But thank you, man.

  • - Oh, thank you.

  • - That was the moment that changed my life forever.

  • That was one of those right turns

  • that sent my life in a way better direction.

  • - Well, mine too.

  • Love you, man.

  • - [Voiceover] Aw! (audience cheers)

  • - I'll leave you to it.

  • - Well, hang on for a second, if you don't mind.

  • - Yeah, sure.

  • - I'd like to take over and bring out some of our friends,

  • which, if I am left to remember everyone's names,

  • I will fail, so I'm gonna leave it to you.

  • - [Chris] Thank you, I appreciate it.

  • Here we go.

  • Let's start off with, as Quicksilver, Evan Peters.

  • (audience cheers and applauds)

  • Here he comes, all right.

  • As Havok, Lucas Till.

  • (audience cheers)

  • As Jubilee, Lana Condor.

  • (audience cheers)

  • As Nightcrawler, Kodi Smit-McPhee.

  • (audience cheers)

  • As Cyclops, Tye Sheridan.

  • (audience cheers)

  • Jean Grey: Sophie Turner.

  • (audience cheers)

  • Beast: Nicholas Hoult.

  • (audience cheers)

  • Professor X: James McAvoy.

  • (audience cheers)

  • Mystique: Jennifer Lawrence.

  • (audience cheers)

  • As Magneto, Michael Fassbender.

  • (audience cheers)

  • As Apocalypse, Oscar Isaac.

  • (audience cheers)

  • As Psylocke, Olivia Munn.

  • (audience cheers)

  • As Angel, Ben Hardy.

  • (audience cheers)

  • As Storm, Alexandra Shipp.

  • (audience cheers)

  • And writer-producer, Simon Kinberg.

  • (audience cheers and applauds)

  • - [Chris] Holy craps.

  • - [Hugh] Yeah, right, I see.

  • No, I see how it works.

  • That's good, no seats left.

  • Got it, no that's cool!

  • I got Michael Fassbender's car, and I'm all good.

  • (audience laughs)

  • - [Bryan] No, you don't...

  • All right, well-- - [Hugh] Yeah,

  • no I can stand back here.

  • - [Bryan] Well, no you don't have

  • to stand here, but you know, you might,