Hugh Jackman ditched James Bond role for X-Men 2

Hugh Jackman ditched James Bond role for X-Men 2

The Australian actor was initially considered to play the role of Bond
06 Dec, 2017

Hugh Jackman has become an undeniable Wolverine for X-Men fans, yet there was a chance that he could've played Bond instead.

During an interview with Variety, the Aussie actor revealed that he was one of the candidates shortlisted to play the role of James Bond in the 007 series.

"I was about to do X-Men 2 and a call came from my agent asking if I'd be interested in Bond. I just felt at the time that the scripts had become so unbelievable and crazy, and I felt like they needed to become grittier and real," he said.

"And the response was: 'Oh, you don’t get a say. You just have to sign on.' I was also worried that between Bond and X-Men, I'd never have time to do different things."

But you know which film he went ahead with.

Could you imagine Hugh Jackman as Bond though? We think he'd made a fine spy, after all, who doesn't love a man in a tailored suit.


minion Dec 06, 2017 05:33pm
he can't play bond. to play Bond, the actor has to be a British citizen.... he is Australian!!!
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Shahid Dec 06, 2017 06:40pm
@minion George Lazenby who succeeded Sean Connery was an Australian.
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TechScribe Dec 06, 2017 08:31pm
@minion You should see that movie in which he plays a guy from the past who comes to New York. His accent is impeccably British.
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FW Dec 07, 2017 09:53am
@TechScribe Now I know why he lasted one movie only........and had to be replaced.
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Hyder Dec 07, 2017 11:21am
Sir Daniel Craig has proved himself as one of the best James Bond actor since Sean Connery and Hugh Jackman as James Bond is hard to imagine.
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