"I just presume, in a way, that if it happens they will reboot," he revealed before going on to say: "I think you could replace him because he's older, but it would be interesting - because I was 30 when I got the role, it'd be interesting to follow that character from 20, or even 18, because we haven't seen it. So that's just what I assumed it would be."
Hugh Jackman has been starring a Wolverine for over 14 years in X-Men and Wolverine spin off films. Talk has turned lately to the inevitability of the actor retiring from the role of the adamantium clawed X-man. Jackman in an interview with Collider has stated that he'd like to see a younger actor take on the role.
The Les Miserables actor compared his exit to that of Jerry Seinfeld decision to end his sitcom at a high point saying; "I was always really inspired by Jerry Seinfeld, how he left that show at its height on his own terms. I think that's a really smart way to do it. It'd be great to leave people wanting more, rather than the other way around,"
"It'd also be great to make the decision rather than getting that phone call, 'Now listen Hugh, I know you thought you were going to [keep going], and thank you so much for all you've done, but...' I think it would be much better to be making that decision together."
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The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future.
X-Men: Days of Future Past's huge all-star cast includes Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Cudmore, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry, Adan Canto, Anna Paquin, Evan Peters and Ellen Page, and is set to be released on May 23rd, 2014.