Hugh Jackman, to most of the general public, looks like the embodiment of a man’s man. Teeth so straight, some countries use it as the most viable tool for drawing lines. A smile that can make Trump sit in silence (something the man is not known for). A jawline so strong that architects use scans of it to determine the optimal shape for a sturdy foundation. And a beard so burly that it can actually make Ron Swanson crack a smirk.
What was I talking about again?
Right, Hugh Jackman.
Being that he has played the same role 7 times, Hugh Jackman is, understandably, getting closer and closer to leaving his role as X-Men’s leather-clad bad boy, Wolverine.
Wolverine ages at a drastically slower rate than us regular humans and, no matter how many Mayan legends have told you otherwise, Hugh Jackman is in fact a normal human, so having to recast (or in this case, replace) him is something that Bryan Singer, director of pretty much every X-Men film, has been planning for quite some time.
In an interview with MTV back in September, Logan gave his input as to he thinks would be a great pick for a young Wolverine. His choice, like everything else he does in this world, resonated with everyone. Who better to replace our favorite stone-faced edifice of muscle and hair than Tom Hardy, a fellow edifice of muscle and hair.
Besides looking the part, Hardy already has one hell of a blockbuster under his belt with Mad Max: Fury Road, a film that has earned near perfect reviews across the board. Add it all up and everything looks done, right?
Bryan Singer has recently shed some light on the future of Wolverine. According to Singer, “I have discussed that with the studio, I actually initially pitched the X-Force and the female,” adding, “Simon [Kinberg] is in the earliest script stage, so that’s kind of where that stands, and we’ll see how it evolves.”
Much like Wolverine, who I guess can be considered her father, X-23 has regenerative properties and heightened levels of strength, senses, speed, agility, and reflexes. A regular chip off the ol’ adamantium block.
As is the case with most tidbits such as these, no other info was giving other than ‘it’s an idea’.
Personally, I would definitely prefer for Fox to take this route with the franchise rather than the previously rumored Young Wolverine route. Milking an intellectual property for all it’s worth is something completely rare in the entertainment industry, so I strongly hold on to the hope that X-Force/X-23 will be where Fox nudges X-Men lovers into as a way of introducing both a new character and a new female lead.
Sidenote: I have accidentally typed “High Kackman” rather than “Hugh Jackman” so many times while writing this article that I’m just gonna ignorantly assume that High Kackman is his real name in the hopes of that causing me to finally write “Hugh Jackman”.