Hugh Jackman Thinks The Late Heath Ledger Would Have Made A Good WOLVERINE

Hugh Jackman Thinks The Late Heath Ledger Would Have Made A Good WOLVERINE

The Dark Knight's Heath Ledger would have turned 35 today, and as a fitting tribute, fellow Aussie Hugh Jackman revealed that he always thought the late Joker actor would have made a great "young Wolverine". Check out the video after the jump.

Yahoo! have posted a fan Q&A video with three of the starts of Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Michael Fassbender, James McCavoy and Hugh Jackman. When Fassbender relays the question "if you weren't playing the character, who do you think would make a good Wolverine?" to Jackman, the actor responds: “Originally, when I played it [first], when he was alive God rest his sole, I thought Heath Ledger could be a good young version of [Wolverine].” Some fun banter from the trio follows, so be sure to watch the vid in full.

There's no doubt Ledger made a terrific Joker (and remeber that a great many people doubted he would when he was cast) but how do you think he'd have fared as Wolverine? Sound off below.
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Pasto - 4/4/2014, 10:37 AM
quas666 - 4/4/2014, 10:38 AM
I second that gif Pasto
Pasto - 4/4/2014, 10:39 AM
"Hugh Jackman Thinks The Late Heath Ledger Would Have Made A Good WOLVERINE"

DaVinci31 - 4/4/2014, 10:39 AM
He would have made a good anything.
Pasto - 4/4/2014, 10:41 AM
Don't get me wrong, Heath was wonderful as Joker. But him as Wolverine makes my stomach hurt from laughter.

ALegendaryPanda - 4/4/2014, 10:41 AM
sKeemAn - 4/4/2014, 10:44 AM
Nope. Ledger was a great but i wouldn't want him anywhere near that role.
themidnightking - 4/4/2014, 10:45 AM
Heath-erine "You wanna know how you got those scars?"
Villain "What scars?"
*snikt* *stabs*
Villain "Ow!"
RorMachine - 4/4/2014, 10:45 AM
Ok Pasto, we get it.
Pasto - 4/4/2014, 10:46 AM
I know we don't see eye-to-eye on anything, but come on. This is hilarious.
ALegendaryPanda - 4/4/2014, 10:49 AM
Gusto - 4/4/2014, 10:51 AM
I'd make a way better Wolverine!

RorMachine - 4/4/2014, 10:51 AM
Glad you think so, but the first 3 gifs sort of established that don't you think?
Pasto - 4/4/2014, 10:52 AM
Eh, good point I guess (Can't believe I said that).
DaVinci31 - 4/4/2014, 10:53 AM

Would've been interesting to see.
TopCat89 - 4/4/2014, 10:57 AM
I read somewhere recently that Hugh also thought Channing Tatum was a good actor to take over the role....

What hellish world have I woken up to?
JatevinM - 4/4/2014, 10:58 AM
Laugh at the thought of it all you want the last time someone laughed at the thought of Heath in a certain CBM role the man won an Oscar for it.
Nomis - 4/4/2014, 10:59 AM
I did't think Ledger was that good at being Joker let alone Wolverine.
BlackIceJoe - 4/4/2014, 10:59 AM
Well it's at least better him over Channing Tatum. Now if we were talking about back in the day. Clint Eastwood would have been a great choice.
ndwwrestler2 - 4/4/2014, 11:01 AM
Cyclops? Sure. Wolverine? No.
Highflyer - 4/4/2014, 11:01 AM
I love Heath Ledger and I thank him for his legendary performance. But wolverine? I don't really see it. Then again, we know its a mistake to doubt heath.
QuestiontheAnswer - 4/4/2014, 11:01 AM
If Heath Ledger became Wolverine, Fox would've Wolverine and Deadpool, Wolverine and Cable, Wolverine and Famtastic Four, 10 The Wolverine sequels and another 5 Wolverine and the X-Men movies.
Highflyer - 4/4/2014, 11:04 AM
I'm not gonna lie... i did laugh a bit when I read the headline.
YeezusWept - 4/4/2014, 11:05 AM
So... Wolverine in the late 1800s?
micvalpro - 4/4/2014, 11:07 AM
Daniel Radcliffe as the new wolverine!!!!!
MrBatmor - 4/4/2014, 11:07 AM
One of the best performances ever!!a true legend...i wish he was alive...
Ryguy88 - 4/4/2014, 11:08 AM
If Leger put on 30 lbs of muscle he would make an excellent Wolverine! That guy could probably nail a ton of different roles that nobody could predict!

Its a lot easier to change a good actor's body to fit the part than it would be to get some meathead who can't act.
knocturnalzen10 - 4/4/2014, 11:08 AM

.................... -_-
ForeverPowerful - 4/4/2014, 11:08 AM
I would love to know how some of you communicate in the real world. You can't really use excessive amounts of gifs in real [frick]ing life.
RorMachine - 4/4/2014, 11:09 AM
I find it odd that so many of you think this is so funny..was Ledger not a great actor? Or can you not picture a tall, good looking Aussie dude playing Wolverine?

Oh, wait..
MrBatmor - 4/4/2014, 11:09 AM
I dont think wolverine and heath ledger would have worked though..
QuestiontheAnswer - 4/4/2014, 11:10 AM
Nomis will succeed Jackman in Old Man Logan.
grif - 4/4/2014, 11:10 AM
next thing you know there's gonna be an interview with jackman. and he will say. i read the comics this time i promise.
ThePowerCosmic - 4/4/2014, 11:11 AM
People will say he would be great at everything because he died. If he was still alive he would be view as every other great actor living now.

Death really immortalizes everyone. He was a great actor not a god.
Mike89 - 4/4/2014, 11:11 AM
Heath Ledger was a fantastic joker but wolverine? Really hugh?

wookiefit - 4/4/2014, 11:11 AM
Here's a pic of him from Ned Kelly

We know he can act, and he kinda looks the part here.

Ocelot - 4/4/2014, 11:12 AM
Heath had range and could act, so he most likely could have done it.
SuperCat - 4/4/2014, 11:13 AM
Heath is a legend. But can't see him as Wolverine.
DaVinci31 - 4/4/2014, 11:14 AM

Wondering the same thing, bub.
Runefyst - 4/4/2014, 11:14 AM
Once again, the casting pros here at CBM, GIF'ing their opinions......

I honestly think if he had to take on the Wolverine role, he would have done fine. :)
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