Don't Expect Wolverine To Be Recast Anytime Soon

The focus is on other X-characters for now.

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Hugh Jackman is officially done with Wolverine, but don't expect the role of the iconic mutant to be recast just yet.

That's according to producer Hutch Parker, who has told Screen Rant that Fox is keen to focus on other characters from the X-universe before reviving Logan.

“I think for the moment our focus really is on other characters. I think there’s a part for all of us that feels like Logan, as played by Hugh, is the definitive performance of that character. And I think we’re all a little hesitant at the idea of rebooting it in any way. So, for the moment we’re going to look at – there’s so much else explore in the [X-Men] Universe and to play with.
"Particularly now as we’ve seen such bold tonal choices being made, I think that opens up the landscape as well, to seeing other genres living kind of fully within the comic book genre. And you saw that with Guardians of the Galaxy, I believe [it] is an exceptional example of that. Obviously Deadpool and Logan now, but I think there’ll be more to come.”

Jackman has played the Adamantium-enhanced mutant in nine X-Men movies, most recently in the critically acclaimed Logan, which was widely hailed as a great send off for his incarnation of the character.

Fox has several X-universe movies in the works, with X-Men: Dark Phoenix, New Mutants and Deadpool 2 all in development.

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