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I know this isn't exactly a new video, and some of you have probably seen this before, but with Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine now for the seventh time in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, I figured most of you would enjoy watching the actor's audition that helped him land his breakthrough role in Bryan Singer's X-MEN.

Hugh Jackman wasn't the first choice to play Wolverine (Dougray Scott was originally cast before dropping out when MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II went over schedule), but now it's hard to imagine anyone else playing the adamantium laced mutant. In many people's eyes, Hugh Jackman IS Wolverine. Jackman has also commented multiple times about how much he loves the character, and unlike some actors, has had no problem revisiting the role that launched his career.

Jackman hasn't been lazy about playing the character either. Over the years it's been well documented how much time and energy the actor spends building and maintaining muscle to play Wolverine. Hugh Jackman can't play Wolverine forever, but whoever ends up playing the character after Jackman will have some very big shoes to fill.

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1:31PM on 05/29/2014
Whenever they finish Wolverine 3, I hope they take a break from Wolvie. Jackman's been incredible, but that'll be at earliest 5 years from now, and he'll be 50 plus. I'm sure he'll still be capable of doing it, but I hope everything works out with Gambit and they can kind of "pass the torch" to him or Cyclops as "main character" of X Men (I know cyclops is usually always the leader in the comics, but the films aren't always going to work out like that). Even a younger recast Storm - the
Whenever they finish Wolverine 3, I hope they take a break from Wolvie. Jackman's been incredible, but that'll be at earliest 5 years from now, and he'll be 50 plus. I'm sure he'll still be capable of doing it, but I hope everything works out with Gambit and they can kind of "pass the torch" to him or Cyclops as "main character" of X Men (I know cyclops is usually always the leader in the comics, but the films aren't always going to work out like that). Even a younger recast Storm - the girl from 12 Years A Slave being the obvious choice - or a bunch of other females (Jean Grey, Rogue, Jubilee?). But I hope they'll wait a little while before recasting Wolvie and let the spotlight shine on some other great x-men characters. I also don't think it's a good idea to recast him immediately anyway. I can think of a couple good actors who'd be ok, but none that'd nail it. It'd just be really difficult for any other actor to make it their own but not ignore Jackman's work.
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1:15PM on 05/29/2014
Ewww. Is that Bryan Singer saying "I'd like to take a look inside you?" at the 10 second mark?
Ewww. Is that Bryan Singer saying "I'd like to take a look inside you?" at the 10 second mark?
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1:14PM on 05/29/2014
Ewww. Is that Bryan Singer saying "I'd like to take a look inside you?" at the 10 second mark?
Ewww. Is that Bryan Singer saying "I'd like to take a look inside you?" at the 10 second mark?
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12:55PM on 05/29/2014
Love Hugh Jackman. I wouldn't mind if the next Wolverine film brought in Daken. I want to see Logan duke it out with his own son.
Love Hugh Jackman. I wouldn't mind if the next Wolverine film brought in Daken. I want to see Logan duke it out with his own son.
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1:19PM on 05/29/2014
Eh, idk. I read the comics when I was growing up, then stopped for ab ten years, and now I'll read the trades every now and then of both marvel and DC's "rebooted" universes. Draken didn't appear until 07. I just think there are so many xmen characters that haven't got a shot on screen or haven't had a good shot (gambit, juggernaut, even cyclops) that I'd rather see first.

But MAYBE...instead of recasting Wolvie, use his son instead, though they'd prolly make him more of a good guy or
Eh, idk. I read the comics when I was growing up, then stopped for ab ten years, and now I'll read the trades every now and then of both marvel and DC's "rebooted" universes. Draken didn't appear until 07. I just think there are so many xmen characters that haven't got a shot on screen or haven't had a good shot (gambit, juggernaut, even cyclops) that I'd rather see first.

But MAYBE...instead of recasting Wolvie, use his son instead, though they'd prolly make him more of a good guy or straight up Wolvie clone. I really don't know a lot about the character though.
10:43AM on 05/29/2014
Would love to see Jackman do the Old Man Logan storyline. Would be awesome to see him don the grey hair a bit more then he did in Days of Future Past.
Would love to see Jackman do the Old Man Logan storyline. Would be awesome to see him don the grey hair a bit more then he did in Days of Future Past.
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10:38AM on 05/29/2014
Glad this has been released. Yes, the franchise will always centre around Wolverine when it probably shouldn't, but Jackman seems far from jaded and has given his all each and every time - and actually still seems to be enjoying it. While Harrison Ford looked like he wanted to be anywhere but in KOTCS, I'm willing to bet that at that age, Hugh would still be happy and able to play Wolverine. And gosh darn, what a handsome fellow.
Glad this has been released. Yes, the franchise will always centre around Wolverine when it probably shouldn't, but Jackman seems far from jaded and has given his all each and every time - and actually still seems to be enjoying it. While Harrison Ford looked like he wanted to be anywhere but in KOTCS, I'm willing to bet that at that age, Hugh would still be happy and able to play Wolverine. And gosh darn, what a handsome fellow.
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10:20AM on 05/29/2014

Jackman will play wolvie forever.

You know what they are going to do right. He is going to go on some crazy off world mission and his healing factor is going to be stripped from him so he can age, then he can do wolvie until he dies and we can get all the old codger stories, wolvie with fighting paunch! Whatever studio hack that reads this can just send me a check for coming up with the idea to keep Jackman in for the next 20 years.
You know what they are going to do right. He is going to go on some crazy off world mission and his healing factor is going to be stripped from him so he can age, then he can do wolvie until he dies and we can get all the old codger stories, wolvie with fighting paunch! Whatever studio hack that reads this can just send me a check for coming up with the idea to keep Jackman in for the next 20 years.
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