Hugh Jackman has recently admitted that his future as the movie version of Wolverine is uncertain, citing that the decision to recast the part is inevitable, because unlike the character, he is subject to aging. Not that he hasn’t had fun playing the part – he’s had 14 years to enjoy it, after all.
Talking to IGN (via Digital Spy), Jackman revealed that he Fox might have been considering casting a younger actor as Wolverine in X-Men: First Class.
“I’m sure they had the discussion,” he said. “They didn’t mention it to me, obviously!”
“Look, that’s inevitable, man. Anyone who thinks they’re indispensable in this business is fooling themselves. But I feel unbelievably blessed to have this part. I never thought in a million years I’d get to play him seven times.”
“Every day I walk on the set with the claws and the hair, I thank my lucky stars. I don’t take any of it for granted. 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. I think that’s why I’m still here. I’m sure by the way, that it won’t always be my decision to always be here. At some point, someone will close the door on me… [Laughs]”