Jackman is a massive movie star, and has been for a very long time.
The Aussie actor was just in the process of gearing up for Bryan Singer's X-Men 2, while MGM and Eon were casting the net far and wide in search of a new 00 agent to replace Pierce Brosnan, whose four-film run petered out with Die Another Day. Jackman, after seeing years of increasingly goofy Bond flicks, was hesitant.
Ultimately the role went to British actor Daniel Craig, who starred as James Bond in the 2006 flick Casino Royale before continuing the role for three more movies including 2012's Skyfall andSpectre in 2015.
He added: 'I just felt at the time that the that the scripts has become so unbelievable and insane, and I felt like they needed to become grittier and real'.
Call of Duty: WWII Winter Siege Trailer Released
The game mode pits players against one another with random weapons-get a kill with one gun and then your weapon will be changed. Additionally, the fan-favorite game mode Gun Game will be featured in WWII during the Winter Siege event.
'The response was: "Oh, you don't get a say".
Apart from his desire to pivot the iconic spy character in a different direction, the Logan star was also wary of the demanding nature of the two franchises - Bond and X-Men.
Luckily for Jackman, he was able to break out of the typecasting mold and has now booked a wide variety of diverse roles, including a leading part in the upcoming musical The Greatest Showman, in which he will play circus pioneer P.T. Barnum.
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Everton, though, failed to reach the group stages, losing in controversial fashion to Villarreal in the third qualifying phase. Roma has advanced to the round of 16 as group winners along with Paris St-Germain, despite their 1-3 defeat in Munich.
Firefighters Gain Ground On Rye Fire In Santa Clarita
Garcetti noted there are about 800 firefighters battling the fire in Los Angeles, and there have been no fatalities yet. The fire could reach the Simi Valley area due to heavy winds, the Simi Valley Police Department said in a statement .
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San Francisco is looking to bounce back from a surprising season that ended with a last-place finish the NL West at 64-98. He called the pitcher and left-handed hitter an "impressive young man" who will be a two-way player.
Lupe Valdez Is Running for Governor
Texas Democrats have faced uncomfortable questions for months about whether they can field a credible gubernatorial candidate. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reacted to the announcement Wednesday via Twitter, thanking Valdez for her leadership.
Brush fire breaks out in Los Angeles
The wind and the fires are expected to continue whipping up at least until the end of the day on Thursday, said Umansky. If the fire crosses the 405 freeway , it will hit one of the highest priced residential areas of Brentwood, she added.