Hugh Jackman stated in 2014 that if he ever played Wolverine again, it'd probably be the last time the mutant's claws came out for him. He actually said he was 99.9% sure. But now it's 2015 and it's a post-Birdman movie world, and apparently that Oscar-winning pic is the .1% decider that changed Jackman's mind.
Jackman told Cigar Aficionado that Birdman's sobering tale of a former superhero trying to become artistic (and the apparent mental health issues that go along with abandoning your former superhero persona) opened his eyes.
"I said to my wife, 'The moral is that I should never stop playing Wolverine. I've got to find a way to keep playing him until I die.' I know that someday they'll recast the role with another actor…I'd be happy if the role was eventually recast. It would mean that it had become iconic."
Chalk up another win for Birdman. Fictional Michael Keaton doing a Raymond Carver play in his underpants after turning down
Batman Forever Birdman 3, must've scared the shit out of Wolverine.