Relax! Replacing Wolverine Is Eminent But Not Tragic
You’ve probably heard the news. Marvel is seriously considering to replace Hugh Jackman for the role of Wolverine. According to franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner, the head of MCU, Kevin Feige is looking for younger actors that could fill in the Wolverine’s shoes, since the Australian actor has repeatedly told the fans that he’s leaving the character behind and for good.
Donner recently spoke to Deadline, an in that conversation she mentioned that not even the X-Men’s joining of MCU could bring Jackman back for another movie. He’s adamant to quit the character and move on with different endeavors, but there’s still no word on who are the possible candidates to replace Hugh in this iconic role. As the main reason for Jackman’s stepping down is the physical strains of bulking up for every movie that Hugh had to endure for months and months, and apparently he doesn’t have the stamina and the body to do it. He’s 50 years old and he’s got different plans about his career path. Besides he’s been playing that same character for almost 2 decades and frankly he’s had enough.
As much as I’m happy for his departure from the role of Wolverine, it’s not a tragic event to be honest. Plenty of X-Men characters have been replaces with a younger versions. Magneto and Professor X have gotten actors that play younger versions of those characters. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are doing awesome jobs in the roles. But if that wouldn’t be the case and they’re not going for that same scenario, that I’d be happy to see if any other actor does the character justice as Jackman did in an origin story, as opposed to an assemble movie.
Look, we all saw this coming even before his swan lake of a movie Logan. And furthermore I’m really happy that he get to say goodbye to the character with one of the best movies that were ever made. It’s sooo much better than the alternative? Imagine he tarnished the legacy of Logan with a God-awful movie. Who’d wanna watch a Wolverine move after that? No, Logan was a perfect farewell to the character and to to the man that spent decades embodying him.
Whoever takes his place will be welcome by me, and I suggest you do the same. It’s a fresh start, and a brand new way to connect with the younger generations of fans. So chill. It’s sad, but not tragic!