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Hugh Jackman says he'll quit playing Wolverine



Tbdhughjackman120108 Hugh Jackman may be People's Sexiest Man Alive!, but fanboys recognize him first and foremost as the cinematic face of Wolverine in the X-Men series. But for how long? The Aussie actor has vowed to quit the franchise if his upcoming spin-off X-Men Origins: Wolverine doesn't bring home the bacon. Take that to the bank, bub.

"If it’s clear to us on May second or third that that’s gone, then I'll walk away happily," he told "I'm not going to flog something -- or flog a dead horse, or try and make movies that people don't really want to go and see."

But what if the movie does pull in the cash?

"There’s a few storylines that are running my head which I think would be really cool, but unless the script is right, then I just don't see the point in doing it," he says. "I'm probably at the point in my career where I don't need it. And the last thing I want to do is just to push it on people, if it doesn't warrant a full feature movie."

So what he's saying is, he's done playing Wolverine. Jeez, what does he think, that we'll just accept him as an actor in his own right? Wow, what an ego!

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:12am]


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