Wolverine was offered to Russell Crowe before Hugh Jackman, reveals director Bryan Singer

PTI

May,22 2017 15:21 55 IST

London: Bryan Singer was in a mood to sign Russell Crowe for the role of Wolverine before Hugh Jackman finally took over the part.

The Gladiator star, however, said no to the popular X-Men character because he found it 'wolfy'.

"Bryan (Singer) was a friend at the time and he was really putting the pressure on. If you remember, Maximus has a wolf at the center of his cuirass, and he has a wolf as his companion... Which I thought was going to be a bigger deal (at the time). So I said no because I didnt want to be wolfy, like Mr. Wolf," Crowe says while co-hosting the Australian radio show Fitzy and Wippa.

Published Date: May 22, 2017 15:21 PM | Updated Date: May 22, 2017 15:21 PM