Wolverine Passes on 007

Our Aussie pals at Dark Horizons have turned us on to a story in the latest issue of the Melbourne based newspaper, The Age, which reports that Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman has turned down the opportunity to play Agent 007, James Bond, in the next three films.

He would only have been the second Australian to play the prestigious part after George Lazenby, who only appeared in one Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service back in 1969. According to The Age, Jackman, who was reportedly the frontrunner for the role, turned it down after talking with wife Deborah-Lee Furness, because he didn’t feel that he needed to play Bond in order to boost his already high profile career.

Source: ComingSoon.net