How Much Fuel is Left In Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Tank?
This past summer, James Mangold brought us the latest take on the Wolverine character and for what it was, it wasn’t a bad film and was certainly better than the atrocity that was X-Men Origins. Shortly after that film released and Hugh Jackman was done with promoting The Wolverine, the star joined the cast of Bryan Singer’s latest foray in the X-Men series, Days of Future Past. Jackman has recently opened up regarding that film, saying that it was like having two or three films all jammed into one- take that for what it’s worth.
Once Days of Future Past is complete, Hugh Jackman will have played the Wolverine character for six films, seven if you include his cameo in First Class. Much like Robert Downey Jr. and his Iron Man role, Jackman can’t play the role forever and the actor, despite his ability to get in shape (at least the upper body, have you seen his legs?), will have to call it quits eventually and he’s hinting that may come sooner than we thought. While chatting with MTV, Jackman breaks the news that he may be done with the character after Days of Future Past. Check out the quote.
It may be the last. By the way, it didn’t hit me until three weeks before the end [of shooting 'X-Men: Days of Future Past], because we promoted ‘The Wolverine’ and I came back on set with three weeks to go, and that’s when I went, ‘Well, who knows? Maybe there’s no more Wolverine. Maybe this is it. Who knows? Maybe. So I really made the most of those last few weeks. I enjoyed every time I put the claws on.
This isn’t the first time the actor has said something like this, but as I mentioned previously, he can’t portray the character forever. Having said that, this is the role that made him a star and he’s got a lot of passion for it and there are certainly films where we could see Wolverine show up once more. Jeff Wadlow is currently working on a script for X-Force, which is a film that could very well feature Wolverine, not to mention more follow-up films in the character’s solo franchise.
For now, we’ll have to file this one under “wait and see.” For the most part, Jackman has done a stellar job in bringing Wolverine to the big screen and it’s hard to picture anyone else in the role. But, like Iron Man, is it a role that you re-cast once Jackman steps away? If so, who would YOU like to see take on the character?
Days of Future Past is set to release next summer, and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page and Daniel Cudmore.