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Hugh Jackman Supports Recasting Wolverine

At a time when movie franchises are rebooted so often that it's hard to keep track of who's playing who, Hugh Jackman has been the only Wolverine we've ever known. But we might need to come to terms with the fact that someone else could potentially pick up the adamantium claws.

Although early reviews for Logan have been almost universally positive, Jackman has insisted that it'll be his final turn as the classic X-Men character. But even he realizes that the character probably won't stay on the shelf for long.

In an interview with The New York Times, Jackman seemed realistic about another actor taking over the role of Wolverine. "The character will go on. Someone else will play it, for sure," he said. "[He insisted he was at peace with that] Unless Daniel Day-Lewis plays him and wins the Oscar–then I might have a little problem."

Of course, it's not the first time Jackman has said the character will continue with someone else. In 2015, he suggested to MTV that Tom Hardy should take over the role in future reboots. He also joked that the studio probably already has a plan.

"I'm sure they're already talking about it," he said. "[There's probably] some actor out there they've already said, 'Shhhh... keep it quiet, but we want you next.'"

But it's unlikely that we'll see anyone else as Wolverine in the very near future. The next X-Men flick will reportedly continue to follow the younger version of the cast with James McAvoy as Professor X and Sophie Turner as Jean Grey. So there's no need for Wolverine just yet. Still, the studio probably can't keep Wolverine locked away for very long.

Logan arrives in theaters March 3. While we try to wait patiently, check out a few other actors who almost played Wolverine.