Hugh Jackman reveals he was nearly fired from role as Wolverine
In 2017, Hugh Jackman hung up his leather jacket, put his cigars away, used those adamantium claws one last time to trim his ridiculous haircut and called it a day. He'd been playing the character of Wolverine since the first X-Men in 2000, but brought the rage-fuelled Canadian's story to a close with Logan.
Ever since then, fans have speculated on who exactly should take on the role - especially now Disney own the rights to reboot the series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There's been talk of Tom Hardy taking over and even a petition for Danny DeVito to take on the role (do it, you cowards) but many think that there's simply no replacing him.
Jackman talks to Jimmy Fallon about Logan:
Despite how much of an unforgettable impact he made on the character and the entire X-Men series, things weren't always going so well for the Australian actor. In fact, there was a point where he was almost fired from the pivotal role in his career.
Jackman has recently been touring his show 'Hugh Jackman: The Man, The Music'. At one of these recent shows, he spoke to the audience about this time in his life, the Daily Mail reports.
“I was told that things weren’t really working out as they hoped,” he said. “I was about to get fired from my first Hollywood movie, the biggest of my career."
"I was angry, I went home to my wife and I complained. I was whinging an Olympic level of whinging to Deb, my wife, and moaning about this person and that person.
“She listened to me very patiently for about an hour and finally she just said, ‘Listen, I think you have just got to trust yourself. You are worrying way too much about what everything else is thinking. Just go back to the character, focus on that, trust your instinct. You’ve got this.'"
“To me that was love - someone that believes in you when you don’t fully believe in yourself," he told the crowd, before dedicating the show to his Deb and his children.