Australian actor Hugh Jackman has been playing the role of Wolverine in the X-Men movies for well over a decade now and he has recently been talking about the possibility of finally giving up the role. It seems like Hugh will stick around for the movie X-Men: Apocalypse, as well as doing one more Wolverine standalone film before finally deciding to call it a day.
Once Hugh Jackman steps down from playing Wolverine, the decision will then have to be made whether to simply replace Hugh with an actor of a similar age, or to reboot the character completely and bring in a younger actor to play Wolverine. Now, Jackman has given his views on the matter, admitting that he assumed that it would be a Wolverine reboot with a younger actor being brought in.
The actor explained, "Oh that’s interesting. I just presume, in a way, that if it happens they will reboot. I don’t know why I thought that. I think you could replace him because he’s older, but it would be interesting—because I was 30 when I got the role, it’d be interesting to follow that character from 20, or even 18, because we haven’t seen it. So that’s just what I assumed it would be."
Hugh Jackman will next be seen in the role of Wolverine in the upcoming movie X-Men: Days of Future Past, which opens on May 22 in the UK and May 23 in the US. Following that, we will then see Hugh reprise the role once again for the film X-Men: Apocalypse, which will open on May 19, 2016 in the UK and May 27, 2016 in the US. Finally, Hugh Jackman will say farewell to Wolverine in the last solo movie, which has a planned release date of March 2, 2017 in the UK and March 3, 2017 in the US.
Who would you like to see taking on the role of Wolverine next?