In a recent interview with Alexei Beltyukov, the actor is quoted as 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.” Going on to say “I always want to be in better shape than I was for the last one. I don’t believe in stagnation. People say they try to maintain the status quo. But I believe the natural cycle means you’re either advancing and getting closer to something or you’re receding.Every time I play Wolverine I want to go further, physically and emotionally.”
Jackman is expected to reprise his role has the character in the upcoming movie X-Men: Apocalypse, due out in 2016.