Hugh Jackman Hints The Wolverine May Be his Final Solo Film
When you look back at the X-Men film franchise, you’ll find one common denominator, or one that doesn’t cause a massive debate among fans, and that is the Wolverine character. Logan has appeared in all of the films centered on the X-Men, including his own spin-off. Wolverine is arguably the most popular character from the X-Men comics, and possibly in Marvel comics, mainly due to his no-nonsense, act now, ask questions later attitude than many of us wished we possessed. Hugh Jackman, who saw a massive boost in popularity from the role, has played the character from the start and has done a pretty decent job, minus a few scenes and a terrible spin-off. We’ll next see Wolverine slice his way into theaters this July with James Mangold’s The Wolverine, which takes the character to Japan to take on the likes of Viper and Silver Samurai. Jackman is also filming the anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past with his other X-Men alum.
Much like the hotly discussed situation with Robert Downey Jr. and the Iron Man character, one has to wonder how much longer or for how many more films can Jackman keep playing the angry Canadian mutant. If you look to Jackman’s latest interview with EW, possibly not much longer; at least in regards to solo films.
“I wasn’t even sure after the first [stand-alone] film if I would do another,” he tells EW. “I won’t say never, because I’m still loving it. But there would have to be a pretty compelling reason.”
Much like RDJ, the idea of recasting the character is hard to imagine, and The Wolverine producer Hutch Parker agrees, saying the idea of putting someone else in the role is “blasphemous”. Keep in mind, the actor is just talking solo films, so should Fox continue to make X-Men films, which they will very likely do, we could still see Jackman show up as Wolverine, so long as he’s willing and able to do so. But with Fox concentrating on the earlier years of the team, it may just be smaller roles we see.
There are certainly numerous actors out there who would love to get their claws on the popular role, and I know he can’t play the role forever, but it certainly is hard to imagine another actor in the role. Do you think Jackman will be around for a while or is it time for a new actor to don the hair and claws?
Source : EW