Logan Director James Mangold Doesn’t Want To See Hugh Jackman Replaced As Wolverine


Hugh Jackman has made it clear on numerous occasions now that he won’t ever return to the role of Wolverine after Logan, but it’s hard to imagine that the character will remain on the shelf forever. We’ve had three different actors play Spider-Man and multiple big screen versions of Batman and Superman, and while Jackman has been portraying the clawed mutant for 17 years now, it’s easy to picture someone else taking over before too long.

However, in the interview up above, Logan director James Mangold says that he doesn’t believe anyone should play the iconic hero once Jackman hangs up his claws. That’s an interesting comment, but one that it’s hard to imagine 20th Century Fox will agree with as they look at the future of the X-Men. After all, money talks in Hollywood and the character brings in the big bucks for the studio.

Chances are we probably won’t see Wolverine in any of the upcoming Marvel movies that Fox is working on at the moment, that much is is certain, but once Deadpool 2, X-Force, New Mutants, and the next X-Men movie are released, a reboot being on the cards is very likely and should lead to a pretty interesting casting process. Several names have already been tossed around, but it’s obviously way too early for that to begin and it’s going to be at least a few years before we hear anything about a potential replacement.

Further on in the interview, Mangold also teases some “lovely” deleted scenes from Logan which we’ll ultimately see on the Blu-ray. He says they were dropped for pacing reasons, but doesn’t shed any light on what exactly they’ll contain. That’s to be expected, but for now, you can definitely color us intrigued.

Logan claws its way into theaters on March 3rd.