7 Incidents That Prove The X-Men Franchise Is Cursed
7. Dougray Scott Is Forced To Pass On Playing Wolverine Due To Scheduling Conflicts - X-Men
Given his status as one of the biggest actors in the world, Bryan Singer and 20th Century Fox originally sought after Russell Crowe for the role of Wolverine when it came time to cast their X-Men team. But, given his status as one of the biggest actor in the world, Russell Crowe reportedly demanded too much cash for his services and was unable to commit. Instead, Bryan Singer opted for Scottish Dougray Scott instead, whose best known roles at the time were in the movies Ever After and Enigma (don't worry if you've never seen them, neither have we). As filming begin, though, Scott was forced to pull out due to scheduling conflicts with Mission: Impossible II - the movie ran over schedule, and he had no choice but to pass on Wolverine. It was then that - three weeks into filming - an unknown actor by the name of Hugh Jackman (never heard of him) was cast in Scott's place. The rest, as they say, is history. What at first presumably seemed disastrous - who wants to cast their lead actor three weeks into filming? - actually proved to be one of the best casting decisions ever. A blessing in disguise.