Rumor alert: Is X-Men: Days of Future Past Hugh Jackman’s last run as Wolverine?

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In a recent interview with MTV, Hugh Jackman gave some very cryptic statements that X-Men: Days of Future Past would be his last performance as Wolverine. Check out his statement below:

It may be the last. By the way, it didn’t hit me until three weeks before the end [of shooting ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past], because we promoted ‘The Wolverine’ and I came back on set with three weeks to go, and that’s when I went, ‘Well, who knows? Maybe there’s no more Wolverine. Maybe this is it. Who knows? Maybe. So I really made the most of those last few weeks. I enjoyed every time I put the claws on. I nicked everything off the set, so Halloween, come to me and I’ll hook you up. I keep saying it’s like two movies in one, but with the size of it it’s really three in one. It really is going to blow people away because of the story.

Although it’s not an official confirmation, Hugh does talk as if he’s done playing Wolverine. As with as much studio clout as he does with Fox, it’s a shame he didn’t use that power into twisting some studio arms into making a deal with Marvel and joining the Avengers. He’s the number one proponent of Wolverine joining the Avengers and now he won’t ever get that chance if he’s leaving. Well, so much for that.

This also puts the Fox into a predicament. Picking an actor to replace Hugh Jackman is not an easy task. To me, it’s similar to the predicament Marvel went through with recasting Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. Like RDJ, Hugh Jackman embodied and loved their comic book characters to no end, so Fox would be wise to find someone just as loving of Wolverine as Hugh Jackman did. You never know though as Hugh could just be uncertain as to Fox wanting him back, so there could be a chance Fox can re-sign Hugh Jackman into a few more films before calling it quits.

What do you think? What actor do you think can replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in future X-Men franchises?

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