Few actors have become synonymous with their comic counterparts. For me the top 3 are Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier, and Hugh Jackman as Logan. (in no order)
Unlike his comic counterpart who is practically immortal and barely ages, Jackman at 44 has talked about how hard it is to keep up the Wolverine physic and build as he ages. Sooner or later the claws will pass to another. But is it sooner or later? Jackman had this to say to Entertainment Weekly:
“I wasn’t even sure after the first [stand-alone] film if I would do another.”
“I won’t say never, because I’m still loving it. But there would have to be a pretty compelling reason”
Millions of dollars should be pretty compelling. I can’t blame him though, he must train like a beast!
The actor also admitted that X-Men Origins: Wolverine fell short of his expectations, saying:
“I had something to prove, and we could have done better,” he said. “Somehow the first Wolverine movie ended up looking like the fourth X-Men — just with different characters. I left unsure if we’d achieved our goal, which was to make sure people understood my character.”
He does remain hopeful that they finally made a film true to Wolverine though:
“This movie will really get to his core,” he continued. “So… Fingers crossed that we’ve done it this time. I’m pretty confident we have.”
Of course he’s still set to reprise the role that made him a star in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. I hate to even ask this but who could you see as Wolverine?