Hugh Jackman On How Russell Crowe Helped Him Get The Part Of Wolverine
Some may know that Russell Crowe was asked to play Logan/Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, a role that eventually went to Hugh Jackman. During an interview with an Australian radio station, Jackman talked about how Crowe helped him get the part.
The Wolverine is gearing up for a release of next year, and we have already seen some cool stuff from it. Between the poster, official stills, and the fact that we will get the trailer early next year people are excited about it. Some people may not know this, but Russell Crowe was asked to play Wolverine in Bryan Singer's first X-Men movie, and turned it down. Hugh Jackman spoke with Triple M 104.9FM, where he attributes Crowe for getting him the part of Logan/Wolverine. "Bryan Singer asked Rusty (Crowe) to do Wolverine, and he said, 'Nah mate I've just done 'Gladiator', it's not for me but you should look at this guy," said Jackman. When you think about Wolverine on screen you automatically think of Jackman. The actor who has brought Wolvie to life is now on his fifth movie as the character, so it would be a little hard to image now how Crowe would have brought him to life.
The Wolverine should be finishing up production soon, and like stated earlier the trailer should be out some time early next year. Bryan Singer has dove back in to the world of X-Men taking over director duties on Days Of Future Past from Matthew Vaughn. For the latest on all things X-Men make sure to check back here at CBM.
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