Hugh Jackman says that a recast of Wolverine is “inevitable” ahead of the release of “X Men: Days of Future Past.”
When the latest X Men film comes out, Jackman will have been in seven films as Wolverine.
IGN asked Jackman whether there was ever a conversation about whether X Men: First Class–a prequel of sorts–would feature Logan/Wolverine being played by a different, perhaps younger, actor.
“I’m sure they had the discussion. They didn’t mention it to me, obviously! [Laughs],” he said. “Look, that’s inevitable, man. Anyone who thinks they’re indispensable in this business is fooling themselves. But I feel unbelievably blessed to have this part. I never thought in a million years I’d get to play him seven times. Every day I walk on the set with the claws and the hair, I thank my lucky stars. I don’t take any of it for granted. To think that in a second version we’d have this cast and this director, and you guys don’t know the script, but I would say probably the best script of all of them, is pretty amazing. I think that’s why I’m still here. I’m sure by the way, that it won’t always be my decision to always be here. At some point, someone will close the door on me.”
Lest anyone think that Jackson wants to leave, he elaborated on his enthusiasm of working with the members of First Class again.
“It really is, every day is a treat. And to play a character I love — to me this story is pretty epic and pretty extraordinary,” Jackman said.
He also said that working with Bryan Singer again was fantastic.
“I’ve come back and to work with such a great director who is such a good friend of mine, and we’ve stayed friends ever since, so it’s all the sweeter,” he said. “The relationship, we know each other so well, from day one we just fell straight into it. I think he is as turned on and as grateful as I am to have this opportunity and he’s loving it. I keep thinking, not only did Bryan create this universe, but the comic book genre was pretty much dead when X-Men started. You can credit Bryan with igniting the entire genre.”