Hugh Jackman Talks Inevitable ‘Wolverine’ Recasting

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You can only play a superhero for so long.

Hugh Jackman has portrayed the mutant Wolverine in seven X-Men films since 2000, and he will appear in the latest film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, when it hits theaters on May 23.

But the 45-year-old actor admitted in a recent interview that he probably would not play the character forever.

IGN visited the set of Days of Future Past and the site asked him if those behind X-Men: First Class ever considered featuring a younger Logan played by a different actor:

“I’m sure they had the discussion. They didn’t mention it to me, obviously! [Laughs] Look, that’s inevitable, man. Anyone who thinks they’re indispensable in this business is fooling themselves. But I feel unbelievably blessed to have this part. I never thought in a million years I’d get to play him seven times. Every day I walk on the set with the claws and the hair, I thank my lucky stars. I don’t take any of it for granted. To think that in a second version we’d have this cast and this director, and you guys don’t know the script, but I would say probably the best script of all of them, is pretty amazing. I think that’s why I’m still here. I’m sure by the way, that it won’t always be my decision to always be here. At some point, someone will close the door on me…[Laughs]”

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