Hugh Jackman’s tenure as Wolverine over the course of nine films and nearly 17 years will go down in comic book cinematic history as one of the most committed portrayals in the genre. After nearly two decades, Jackman’s commitment to Wolverine culminated into James Mangold’s near-masterpiece Logan.
Now that Jackman is moving onto different projects, the prospects of recasting Wolverine must have crossed the minds of the producers behind the X-Men films. But according to Hutch Parker, the idea of finding someone else to wield the adamantium claws is pretty difficult. In an interview with CinemaBlend, Parker spoke on the matter of recasting Wolverine:
It’s a great question. Look, I think for all of us, at the moment, and for some of us it goes back to the very first time Hugh put on the costume. The idea of casting someone else as Wolverine is just not something I can think about. [Laughs] And I don’t know. There’s part of me that thinks that he’s done such a brilliant job and is so iconic in the part, that we should leave it alone. And yet, I know there’s always a possibility that either we find a story, or a situation comes along where you think, ‘OK, maybe we should consider that.’ But at the moment, we’re kind of leaving that alone.
If you were to ask me, the X-Men producers should take a break from Wolverine – especially after the absolutely perfect ending that Logan has. There are plenty of mutants within the comics that can be explored, and given the future of these films, it seems that despite that audiences will miss Wolverine’s presence, it will inspire the writers to craft some newer, exciting stories to take these mutants to the next level.
Logan is now available on Digital HD. It will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K on Tuesday, May 23.
8 Reasons Why Fox Is Giving The MCU A Run For Their Money
20th Century Fox has been successful making superhero films for the last 17 years with the highly-popular X-Men franchise. Several films in this series have been regarded as some of the best superhero films of all time. This year’s Logan and last year’s Deadpool have proven that they are worthy competition to that of DC and to the MCU itself.
The quality of those films have set them apart from what is being done over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As the original superhero cinematic universe, it is easy to compare them to the MCU. They are and will probably continue to give the MCU a run for their money when it comes to making Marvel superhero epics. Click Next to continue!