Hugh Jackman has played several memorable characters throughout his career but he will always be remembered for playing Wolverine. Hugh Jackman played the character of Wolverine for 17 years after making his debut as the clawed superhero in 2000 with X-Men. It is now learnt that Hugh Jackman was a last-minute replacement for the role of Wolverine after Scottish actor Dougray Scott had to drop out of the film.
According to media reports, Dougray Scott was filming Mission: Impossible 2 with Tom Cruise and was expected to begin X-Men after finishing it. Due to the production delays, Mission: Impossible 2 got pushed ahead. After Dougray Scott’s Mission: Impossible 2 that featured Tom Cruise in the lead got delayed, Hugh Jackman was cast as the replacement of Scott to play the Wolverine.
In a recent interview to a leading daily, Scott revealed that it was because of Tom Cruise that he couldn’t play the Wolverine. He said that Tom Cruise did not let him do it. Dougray Scott said that Tom Cruise told him to stay and finish their film after Scott said he will also work on the X-Men. Scott also referred to Tom Cruise as a very powerful guy.
In a media interaction, Hugh Jackman had said that he had auditioned for the role of Wolverine but was finally offered the role after full nine months. He had also revealed that he only went back and auditioned after Scott Dougray was busy shooting for Mission: Impossible 2 with Tom Cruise. He further added that he did not expect to get the role of Wolverine. Dougray Scott had mentioned in a media interaction that he has nothing against Hugh Jackman and he loved him as Wolverine.
Hugh Jackman bid farewell to Wolverine in 2017 with his film Logan. In a recent media interaction, Hugh Jackman had said that he has made peace with it.
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