Jackman Needs ‘Pretty Compelling Reason’ to Return as Wolverine
Seven times might be the charm for longtime Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the star of The Wolverine hinted he might be done with the character following his appearance in next year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.
“I wasn’t even sure after the first film if I would do another,” Jackman said regarding X-Men Origins: Wolverine. “I won’t say never, because I’m still loving it. But there would have to be a pretty compelling reason.”
Jackman has played the popular character in X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men: First Class, and he has The Wolverine and Days of Future Past ready to roll out this summer and next.
When asked what he thought about recasting the role of Wolverine, James Bond-style, Wolverine producer Hutch Parker said the idea “feels somewhat blasphemous.”
The Wolverine will premiere July 26, while X-Men: Days of Future Past opens July 18, 2014.