Ever since Hugh Jackman announced that Logan would be his last outing as Wolverine, people have been questioning who should pick up the claws and sideburns next.
While Hugh was hot on the press tour for Logan earlier in the week, we may not have gotten a definitive answer, but we did recieve some good insight. Popular film critic Rajeev Masand asked Hugh how he would feel watching someone else play the raging Canadian himself, Wolverine. Hugh responded with, “I think I’ll be fine with it, I hope other people play it, maybe Shah Rukh Khan could play it, who knows? The comic book series is so good because you’ve had so many people interpreting this role. I think there’s like six origin stories. Everyone puts their own stamp on it. This is a great character. I’ll be really interested to see how I’ll feel about it, I want it to be really great… but, I don’t want it to be that much better than me. A little bit better is fine, but if everyone were like ‘Oh thank God, now…’ I might find that a little difficult.”
While Shah Rukh Khan may not seem like a very familiar name, he may actually be the biggest movie star in the world with a net worth of over $600 million. For whatever reason, he has decided to avoid Hollywood for the majority of his career. He has come close a couple of times with projects starring along the likes of Leonardo Dicaprio. Unforunately that never panned out. However, that does not rule out him playing Wolverine now, he recently voiced his support for this on his personal twitter account
Will Shah Rukh Khan play the new Wolverine? Will we even get a new Wolverine? No concrete answers yet, but we know who Hugh is rooting for.- Jake Sitarski
Logan is playing nationwide in theaters now.
Logan – In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces