Hugh Jackman Says an Unknown Actor Should Play Wolverine

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Hugh Jackman says it's time to hang up his Wolverine costume for good.

The 46-year-old actor will do one more Wolverinemovie before wrapping up his run as the superhero, saying it "feels like the right time" to hang up his claws. 

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ET sat down with the Pan star, and he had a couple of ideas about who should take on the iconic comic book role after him. "First one that comes to mind would be someone like Tom Hardy," Jackman says. "I think he's a phenomenal actor." 

Even though Jackman thinks plenty of talented actors can play Wolverine, he thinks that the X-Men franchise should go take a chance on a new, younger actor when they recast the role.

"I was completely unknown when I got that part, and Wolverine is so iconic as a character," he told ET. "I'm forever grateful to Bryan [Singer] actually for giving me a shot and that'd be nice for that to happen to someone else. The other thing is, I was 30 when I took that on, so I think there's a whole area of his life [that will] be interesting if you pick someone who is younger.”

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Jackman first played Wolverine in 2000’s X-Men. He went on to do three sequels, including the most recent film in the franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past. He also went solo for two standalone Wolverine movies and will star in one more yet-to-be titled sequel, slated for release in 2017. 

If they can’t find a younger actor to fill Jackman’s shoes, may we suggest Jim Carrey? He definitely has the hair for it! Watch the video of his spot-on Wolverine impersonation below.