After nearly two decades of playing the titular hero, Logan will mark Hugh Jackman final appearance as the popular X-Men hero. While producers have stated that discussions on the character’s cinematic future without Jackman have yet to begin, fans are already speculating on what the future holds for Wolverine’s future in film. In an interview with film critic Rajeev Masand, Jackman discussed the character’s future and the possibility of a new actor assuming the Wolverine mantle.
Jackman discussed his feelings regarding the possibility of someone new taking on the role and suggested a certain Bollywood star as his successor.
“I … I think I’ll be fine with it. I hope other people play him. Maybe Shah Rukh Khan can play him. Who knows, y’know?”
Jackman added that Wolverine’s long comic history invites others to interpret the role in the future.
“The comic book series is so good because you’ve had so many people interpreting this role over so many years. I think there’s six origin stories; everyone puts their own stamp on it. This is a great character. I’ll be really interested to see how I feel about it. I want it to be really great, but I don’t want it to be that much better than me. Like, just a little bit better’s fine, but if everyone’s like, ‘Oh, thank God, now –’ I might find that a little difficult.”
You can watch the entire interview below!
What do you think of Jackman’s suggestion of Shah Rukh Khan, a Bollywood superstar, as his successor? Should the role of Wolverine be recast or should the character retire from X-Men films along with the actor?
You can read Heroic Hollywood’s review of the film here.
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young Mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Directed by James Mangold, the film stars Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Doris Morgado, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Patrick Stewart.
Logan is now playing in theaters!