"I should never stop playing Wolverine."
BY: RACHEL HAAS
FEBRUARY 22, 2015
Hugh Jackman has said that the recasting of Wolverine is "inevitable," but the actor has decided that he would like to keep playing the Marvel superhero until he dies.
The actor told Cigar Aficionado (via E! Online) that he was inspired after watching Michael Keaton in Birdman, saying, “I said to my wife, ‘The moral is that I should never stop playing Wolverine. I’ve got to find a way to keep playing him until I die.’ I know that someday they’ll recast the role with another actor…I’d be happy if the role was eventually recast. It would mean that it had become iconic.”
Jackman also went on to discuss what he hopes to bring to the character each time he plays him. He confirmed back in December that he is still moving forward with the next Wolverine film.
“I always want to be in better shape than I was for the last one," Jackman explained. "I don’t believe in stagnation. People say they try to maintain the status quo. But I believe the natural cycle means you’re either advancing and getting closer to something or you’re receding…Every time I play Wolverine I want to go further, physically and emotionally.”
X-Men: Apocalypse, starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Oscar Isaac, will hit theaters May 27, 2016. Meanwhile, you can read up on what Jackman had to say about Wolverine joining the MCU.
Sourced Via IGN