Hugh Jackman, Wolverine
“You’ll have to get past me if you wanna replace me, bub.” ©Fox

I think we fanboys can all agree that Hugh Jackman has been THE definitive Wolverine. If you don’t buy it, just try and imagine Russell Crowe and Dougray Scott – the two actors initially up for the role – as Wolverine. Finished shuddering? Good, now don’t blaspheme again.

Jokes aside, Hugh Jackman may not play Wolverine for much longer, if his recent comments are to be believed.In an interview with Vulture at the recent Toronto International Film Festival, Jackman said that next  summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past may well be his last appearance as the X-man with the berserker fury:

“It’s nearing the end. I do feel that. If there are any more movies, there would have to be a really good reason for it. I can tell you this, and I can say this now: I wasn’t sure that I would do another Wolverine movie after the first one. I just felt that I hadn’t done the character justice, and that was a bit of a hole inside of me.”

Despite the rubbish that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and this year’s definitely-better-but-still-kinda-boring The Wolverine (check out our grumpy geek Bryan Huang’s review of The Wolverine here, and Geek of Steel Lai Hanwei’s summary of the first Wolverine movie here), Jackman is still very much beloved.

But just like with Superman and Batman, the role will eventually be filled by multiple actors. I’m pretty sure Jackman will play Wolverine again, especially since The Wolverine cleaned up at the box-office. His comments could also simply be posturing to secure a better deal for himself.

But now might be a good time to think about the succession, and which actors could potentially play Wolverine. I’m going to go out on a limb and say: Josh Brolin?? After all, he won’t be playing a certain Dark Knight, so he might be free for the next few years…

Source: Comic Book Resources

What do you think, who would make a good replacement for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine? Tell us!


  • wolverine lover

    hello everyone if any 1 is connected to twitter,Facebook or any thing that huagh jackman is on please tell him that when i was growing up i didn’t have many friends and 1 day i went to a new school and i haven’t heard from them since and i had no friends at the new school and i was pretty lonely so my Dad told me to watch some TV that afternoon so i did and i wasn’t a big fan of Marvel or DC and i was looking through the TV selections and i saw ”X-men oragens: wolverine” and that movie made me so happy that i forgot all about my troubles and that was the first time that i had ever watched a marvel movie and now i hardly ever miss even 1 of those movies now

    i know this is pretty lame and even if you don’t it would mean the world and more if you told him about this

    thanks for listening 🙂