As disappointed as we are that Hugh Jackman is ending his run as Wolverine, he’s got exactly the right actor in mind to claw over the role.
“I think X-Men has always been about asking questions, challenging norms and asking what’s going on. I’m not saying we’ve done that always, but I definitely think the spirit of Logan is in a way a reboot of that desire to keep taking risks and to ask more difficult questions, and to go deeper within the characters,” Jackman told Collider.
The ability to change and challenge what you think about every character and storyline in the Wolverine universe is why Jackman thinks Keen would be a great fit moving forward.
“I think it’s endemic to the character. I think for me, it would make sense to go younger with Logan. I think it would be very difficult — however, there’s a female 11-year-old who could absolutely frickin’ nail it, for my money,” he explained.
Jackman added that he was older when he started in this X-Men universe, so going younger could be the key to even more success.
“I was 30 when I got the part, so I think it would be wide open to interpretation. I think it could be anything. You could go any color, any race, anything,” he said. “If you look at all the drawings and all the different interpretations from different artists over the years, I think it’s completely open. I think audiences will buy it.”
What would you like to see next from Wolverine? Would you want to see more from Keen who played Laura in Logan?