Hugh Jackman is definitely, probably, no doubt, maybe done playing Wolverine… unless. But for real, he’s finished with the X-Men franchise, and considering the incredible reviews Logan has been getting, he’s going out on top. If you’re sad about Jackman retiring the adamantium claws, then you have Jerry Seinfeld to blame; and if you’re happy, then you’re already dream-casting the next Wolverine. Hugh Jackman is way ahead of you.
In a recent interview, Jackman was asked if it will be hard to see another actor as Wolverine, a character he’s been playing for 17 years. “I think I’ll be fine with it,” he responded. “I hope other people play it. Maybe Shah Rukh Khan could play it!” American audiences are likely unfamiliar with Khan, but he’s a massive star in India, where the so-called “King of Bollywood” has starred in nearly 100 movies and won numerous awards. If a requirement for playing Wolverine is sick dance moves, then Khan’s got the part.
Jackman later added, “The comic book series is so good because you have so many people interpreting this role. I think there are six origin stories. 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. Just a little bit is fine. But if everyone is like, ‘Oh thank god… now,’ I might find that little difficult.” If the King of Bollywood gets to play Wolverine, then it’s only fair the Queen, Deepika Padukone, replaces Patrick Stewart as the next Professor X.
(Via Bollywood Life)