While Logan (a.k.a the Wolverine) may be immortal, Hugh Jackman, sadly, is not. While on set filming X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, the 45-year-old actor was quick to admit his days of the playing the character are numbered.
When a bold journalists asked him the big question surrounding his recasting with a younger actor, Jackman replied that it was “inevitable”. He even mentioned a suspicion that the possibility of a younger Wolverine may have been discussed during X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, “though they didn’t mention it to me, obviously!” he quipped.
“Anyone who thinks they’re indispensible in this business is fooling themselves” he said, “but I feel blessed to have this part. I never thought I’d get to play him seven times. Everyday I walk on the set with the claws and the hair and I thank my lucky stars. I don’t take any of it for granted.”
Jackman went on the express his excitement for DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: “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 it is probably the best script of all of them, it’s pretty amazing”
While some are speculating DAYS OF FUTURE PAST may be Jackman’s last outing as Logan, there is still the planned WOLVERINE sequel which may raise hopes.
After the box office success of last year’s THE WOLVERINE, talks of a follow up took no time at all. While Jackman has made it clear he will only join the project if the script meets his expectations; he openly admits that he has had discussions with director James Mangold about the film, which suggests the studio trading him in for a younger model may not be on the cards quite yet…
Here’s to hoping!