Fans yearning to see Hugh Jackman crank out multiple Wolverine movies over the next several years will be disappointed to learn the rumors of more reprisals are untrue. Jackman was rumored to be offered $100 million to headline four additional movies as the superhero, but the actor scoffed at the speculation this week.
“No it’s not true,” Jackman told Entertainment Weekly. “I would never do that. I've never done that mainly because, for the fans and for me, each time I've gone around there’s been a really good reason to do it and I don't know what that reason is from here. I’m in the middle of making this and I just promoted the other and I'm really happy with the way 'The Wolverine' came out.”
As expected, "The Wolverine" has been a lucrative entry in the "X-Men" series, so it makes sense that Marvel Entertainment would want to extend its shelf life. The movie took in $53 million during its opening weekend and has accrued more than $116 million domestically to date.
Jackman has already begun filming the seventh "X-Men" edition, entitled "Days of Future Past," which is due in theaters in May 2014. But it looks like the Wolverine may put his claws away after "Days" tears its way into theaters -- at least for now. The actor's schedule does seem like it would permit more superhero work, however, should he choose to go that route. The only other incomplete project currently on Jackman's radar is the part of P.T. Barnum in "The Greatest Showman On Earth."