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Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg reckon there may not be a way of re-casting Wolverine…

February 1st, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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Hugh Jackman is finally bringing the curtain down on his 16-year stint as not-so-merry mutant Wolverine. After appearing as the admantium-clawed member of the X-Men in no fewer than six movies, with the seventh coming up next year, Jackman is ready to hand the role over.

However, X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer tossed a huge bucket of cold water over the whole Wolverine replacement debate, telling Digital Spy (via Squareeyed) that it would be ‘impossible’ to recast the superhero.

“I do think you would want to figure out how to tell more Wolverine stories. So either we would try to entice Hugh to come back and eat more chicken and work out for a few months, or we would have to figure out a creative way to move forward. Honestly, I can’t imagine anybody else playing the part, and there’s not too many characters I can say that for,” Singer said.

X-Men: Apocalypse producer Simon Kinberg, the studio is still figuring that out: “I do think you would want to figure out how to tell more Wolverine stories,” Kinberg said, “so either we would try to entice Hugh to come back and eat more chicken and work out for a few months, or we would have to figure out a creative way to move forward. Honestly, I can’t imagine anybody else playing the part, and there’s not too many characters I can say that for.”

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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