Hugh Jackman Wants to Play WOLVERINE 'Until I Die'

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-Men: Days Of Future Past

In comics, Wolverine has a long life span due to his healing powers -- now Hugh Jackman is hoping he can keep up.

In an interview with Cigar Aficianado (posted online by E! Online), Jackman got philosophical about his time as Wolverine, saying he wants to play the character "until he dies."

When asked what spurred that realization, Jackman name-checked Batman actor Michael Keaton, and his performance in the Oscar-winning Birdman, saying, "I said to my wife, 'The moral is that I should never stop playing Wolverine. I've got to find a way to keep playing him until I die.' I know that someday they'll recast the role with another actor…I'd be happy if the role was eventually recast. It would mean that it had become iconic."

This is something of a reversal for Jackman, who had previously gone on record saying he was reluctant to continue playing the character after 2014's blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past

Jackman is already announced as reprising his role in 2017's third Wolverine film, but it's possible you might see him earlier than that in 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse.

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