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Hugh Jackman is so identified with the role of Wolverine that it seems impossible to see anyone else playing the character. Even Jackman understands that he can’t play the part forever, though, and he said that it’s “inevitable” that the part will be recast.
During an interview with IGN, the actor was asked if the X-Men: First Class crew thought of casting a young Logan/Wolverine. Jackman laughed, understanding that he wouldn’t be the actor to play that role.
“Look, that’s inevitable, man,” the 45-year-old said. “Anyone who thinks they're indispensable in this business is fooling themselves. But I feel unbelievably blessed to have this part.”
Jackman added that he “never thought in a million years I'd get to play him seven times.”
Still, Fox has held off on having to recast the role. Even though all of the other X-Men characters were recast for the First Class prequel, Jackman was not, notes Variety. He had a short cameo in the film, playing Wolverine.
Jackman told IGN that he doesn’t take this for granted at all. “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,” Jackman told the site.
It is really incredible that Jackman has been able to juggle being Wolverine while also doing other films and performing on stage. The Australian even snagged an Oscar nomination for 2012’s Les Miserables. But Jackman will be seen as Wolverine again this year in Days of Future Past, which opens on May 23.
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