Hugh Jackman on Recasting Wolverine

No Comments

His character may not have been an exact match for the comics’ Wolverine, but Hugh Jackman won over audiences with his portrayal. During his 17 years as the Weapon X, he had plenty of time to show even the most hardcore fans that it was necessary to adapt the character to fit into the cinematic X-Men shared universe.

This year, Jackman and his fellow X-Men veteran, Patrick Stewart, made their respective final appearances in the critically acclaimed Logan. Some fans are still hoping that Jackman will return, but Simon Kinberg has already discussed the possibility of recasting the character.

During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jackman addressed this issue, and had the following to say about the issue:

I hope it will be recast.

So, if or when that happens, we’ll know that Jackman gave his blessing.

The actor then reminisced about how he got the role in the first place. Dougray Scott was originally cast as Wolverine, but he had to back out at the last minute due to his previous commitment to Mission Impossible 2Bryan Singer contacted Jackman:

I met him early on and I said to him, “Man, I am sorry.” And he said, “It's just business, but you’ve just gotten one of the greatest roles out there, so go crush it.” I just remember being so impressed by that and his class that hopefully I am a big enough guy that when someone else takes over, I will do exactly what was done to me"¦And I feel glad to just be a part of the legacy of that character. I feel great parts – great characters – outlive the actors that play them. Bond, Superman, Batman"¦So there you go.

He’s certainly right about the character's legacy, but who could replace him? What do you think?

Category: Movie News
Tags:
Previous Post
James Mangold Working on X-23 Spin-Off!
Next Post
Venom to be Created with Motion Capture Technology
Menu

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

We use Google Tag Manager to monitor our traffic and to help us AB test new features.

Decline all Services
Accept all Services