“I feel really bad for him”: Hugh Jackman Reveals How Dougray Scott Handled Losing the Wolverine Role

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Whenever the name Wolverine caresses your ears, the first image that will come to your mind will be of a buff Hugh Jackman with a lot of jowl hair that completes his persona of the first original mutant. He has become such an iconic face that people often refer to him as the go-to image to for referencing Wolverine in any form of visual media. With such a deep correlation between a character and the actor who represented it is nothing short of a monumental feat.

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Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise.
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise.

It’s so hard-wired in our minds that when we hear that Jackman might never have become the Wolverine, it sounds almost impossible.

Well, this possibility might have come to life, because before turning to Hugh Jackman, 20th Century Fox was considering another actor to play the role of the mutant, and when Jackman did get the role, the other actor’s reaction was priceless.

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Hugh Jackman Might Have Never Been The Wolverine!

Hugh Jackman has been the face of Wolverine for well over a decade of his Hollywood career, and we might not have had it any other way. But before Jackman was taken off the bench and put into the shoes of the Marvel Character, Dougray Scott was the first pick for playing Wolverine in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. During the casting process, Dougray Scott was given the preferred consideration by the team to play Wolverine, but due to his engagement with playing Sean Ambrose in Mission Impossible 2, he was unable to work his schedule out to fit the role of Wolverine in the film. This led to the casting team turning towards Hugh Jackman as he was the second consideration for the role.

Deadpool and Wolverine face-off in X-Men Origins
Deadpool and Wolverine face-off in X-Men Origins

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The after, when the two finally came face to face with each other at an event, Jackman said that he felt really bad for Scott, felt like he took his role, and thus, felt awkward when he met him. Dougray Scott, in a gentlemanly fashion just said “These kinds of things happen all the time, don’t fret about it. This is one of the best roles that I have ever read, and you have to go crush it.” This brought about a smile on Hugh Jackman’s face as they both shook each other’s hands in a mutual understanding between them being actors.

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Hugh Jackman Will Be Returning In Deadpool 3

Deadpool and Wolverine will likely faceoff in Deadpool 3.
Deadpool and Wolverine will likely face off in Deadpool 3.

With the news about Deadpool and Wolverine present in the same film in the upcoming Deadpool 3, Fans are yet again riled up to witness Jackman’s legacy being continued after his demise in Logan. There are quite a few speculations about what the plot of the film can be, but very little is known about how and what they will be doing with this film at the moment.

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Thus, we can only wait and watch.

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Deadpool 3, in cinemas on 8th November 2024

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