X-Men Creators Admit Hugh Jackman is Irreplaceable as Wolverine

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Noboday can replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, we all know this. Recently, the creators of the X-Men films have confirmed the same thing.

In an interview with Digital Spy, Director Bryan Singer and Scriptwriter Simon Kinberg admitted that Hugh Jackman is irreplaceable and they couldn't see any other actor playing the iconic superhero, at least not anytime soon.

I do think you would want to figure out how to tell more Wolverine stories. So either we would try to entice Hugh to come back and eat more chicken and work out for a few months, or we would have to figure out a creative way to move forward. Honestly, I can't imagine anybody else playing the part, and there's not too many characters I can say that for.

Jackman is the only actor whose superhero character hasn't been replaced in the last decade. The 47-year-old award-winning actor has been Wolverine since the X-Men franchise began in the year 2000. While we saw several Batman, Superman, and Spiderman actors come and go over the last few years, Jackman has remained steadfast playing the role.

In fact, he has done such a great job as Logan that I don't think any actor would volunteer to replace him.

Hugh's and Wolverine's departure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe could turn out to be a step forward for the franchise. "Female wolverine" X-23 could be a possible replacement for the lack of claws, healing abilities, and anger issues in the team, although it might prove risky.

Right now, it remains unknown when exactly Jackman is stepping down, but ever since he announced his retirement from the role, I thought it would be a long time before he could actually do it. I'm sure the creative minds behind the X-Men franchise would do everything in their power to convince the Les Miserables actor to stay.