“I wasn’t even sure after the first [stand-alone] film if I would do another,” he told EW. “I won’t say never, because I’m still loving it. But there would have to be a pretty compelling reason.” Part of the hesitance might be due to the largely negative reaction of his first solo outing in 'Origins,' a mess of a movie that even diehard fanboys have a hard time making excuses for.
"...we could have done better,” Jackman shared with the magazine. “Somehow the first Wolverine movie ended up looking like the fourth X-Men — just with different characters. I left unsure if we’d achieved our goal, which was to make sure people understood my character.”
So, we'll see if any compelling reasons come along for Jackman to continue as everyone's favorite Wolverine, whether they be financial or artistic. But producer Hutch Parker likely reflects the thoughts of many that anybody else in the role “feels somewhat blasphemous.” Can you see anyone else baring the superhero claws?
"The Wolverine" opens on July 26th.