It's hard to imagine modern superhero movies without Hugh Jackman's Glutton. His performance was considered universally as one of the best things of the 2000s X Men, with Fox's X-Universe as an approximate prototype for the MCU. Jackman’s Wolverine was an almost constant presence in all those films, with his final turn in Logan demonstrating to the studios that an R-rated superhero movie aimed at adults could succeed, which would help pave the way for Jester.
But everything could have been very different. Dougray Scott was originally offered the role, only to realize that the shooting of X Men would overlap slightly with Mission: Impossible II. Normally, this type of confrontation is resolved, with filming schedules that allow actors to start a movie and finish another. But on the way was Tom Cruise, and Scott recently explained in an interview with The Telegraph exactly how it went:
“That was out of my control. Tom Cruise didn't let me do it. We were doing Mission Impossible and he said, & # 39; you have to stay and finish the movie & # 39 ;, and I said I would, but I will go and do that too. For some reason he said he couldn't. He was a very powerful guy. Other people were trying their best to make it work. "
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And that was that. Hugh Jackman was elected (a decision described at that time by fans as "one of the biggest horrible decisions in the world") And he went on to a brilliant multi-film career like Wolverine, conquering the hearts of the public around the world. Meanwhile, Dougray Scott's career was not exactly a success, but now he is primarily a television actor and has appeared in The CW Batwoman like Colonel Kane.
I wonder if he lies awake at night and curses Tom Cruise for making him lose the role of a race. Well, at least, he has nothing against Hugh Jackman, with Scott saying:
“I love what Hugh did with that. He's a lovely boy. "
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