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The Misfits' Glen Danzig Was Almost Fox's WOLVERINE, Says He Would've Played Wolvie Less Gay
The former frontman for
was once upon a time up for
is not a fan of
interpretation of the character.
Back in 2000, wow, can't believe that's 12 years ago, we saw our first X-Men film on the big screen. As part of the second renaissance of superhero movies, Bryan Singer's film paved the way for the annual summer comic book movie festival we now enjoy. However, production on the film was somewhat troubled, least of which, was the casting search to play James Logan aka Wolverine. Up for the role at the time was legendary Misfits frontman, Glen Danzig. Recently speaking to
Danzig "reflects" on that opportunity---
Early in the film's pre-production, you were in talks to play Wolverine in X-Men. How would you have played Logan/Wolverine differently than Hugh Jackman?
Danzig: It wouldn't have been as gay. Actually, he wasn't the first choice. They hired Dougray Scott. He had a falling out with the director, and then they hired Hugh Jackman. I'm glad I didn't do it. It was terrible.
Obviously, not a man to mince words. And while Jackman does have a stage and singing background and isn't necessarily the mirror image of his comic book counterpart, I can honestly say I've found his performances as Marvel's most ferocious mutant to be enjoyable. What about you? Sound off below in the usual spot.