I kinda get the feeling Hugh Jackman is a bit of an intense oddball. So after Birdman came out, he interpreted it in an…interesting way, saying in an interview with Cigar Aficionado (?):
“I said to my wife, ‘The moral is that I should never stop playing Wolverine. I’ve got to find a way to keep playing him until I die.'”
Huh. I mean, I’m no professional film cricket, but I took the film to be a swift kick in the ass to the idea of films as franchises, whereas Hugh took it to mean that only the icy grip of Death peeling him from his mortal coil could stop him from playing ol’ Weapon X. Which, hey, dedication! Awesome. And different (very) interpretations of art. That’s cool. Until Hugh Instagrammed this yesterday:
So maybe he rewatched Birdman without the kids around or something? Honestly, the guy’s put in such work as Wolverine I can’t even picture a different actor playing him. You gotta give the guy credit, he’s cemented himself as the character. It’s going to be weird when he’s moved on. I’m assuming they’ll just write in some time travel business and, oh hey, because of that different thing that happened in 1962 Wolverine now looks like Ansel Elgort. Was it ever true that they auditioned Danzig way back before the first X-Men film and he was such a dickhead that they passed him up in like five seconds? That’s so funny, and it has to be true because it must be.
Anyway, I’ve changed my mind — I hope Hugh Jackman eventually stars in Wolverine 40 as a brain in a jar with knives taped all over it.