When Hugh Jackman Turned Down The Chance To Be 007

Hollywood superstar Hugh Jackman recently revealed that he turned down the potential opportunity to be a part of the iconic James Bond series. Eventually, Daniel Craig got this big chance of playing Britain’s most famous secret agent.

Jackman opened up while talking to a popular international magazine. He revealed that when he was about to do X-Men 2, a call came from his agent asking if he’d be interested in Bond. The versatile actor also stated the reasons why he chose to refuse the movie. He felt that the scripts had become unbelievable and crazy. He wanted roles that were grittier and real. Jackman further said that that he was worried that between Bond and X-Men, he wouldn’t have time to do different things. (With inputs from Variety)

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The James Bond film series is an immensely popular British series of spy films based on the fictional character of MI6 agent James Bond “007.” The character of James Bond originally appeared in a series of books written by master writer Ian Fleming.

They are shot in exotic locales with impressive special effects and exceptional story lines and performances. Every since their inception in 1962, Bond movies have carved a niche of being the most authentic detective movie franchise of all times. No other detective movie has been able to touch their popularity.

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After this big refusal from Hugh Jackman, Eon Productions embarked on the new quest to find the next 007 finalizing Daniel Craig. British star Craig has played the role in four Bond movies, the latest one being Spectre in 2015.

Casino Royale was Craig’s first Bond film. He didn’t just reboot the Bond series for a new generation, but also planted its flag as one of the best James Bond films ever. With his spectacular show in Bond movies, Craig has had fantastic run.

Jackman has been seen in movies like Logan, X Men, The Wolverine, Les Miserables and Prisoners. We wonder how the Bond series would have been had he been a part of them! Meanwhile, Craig is set for the thus-far untitled James Bond 25, that starts shooting early next year.

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