It seems that Bryan Singer was bringing his own casting suggestions to the rapidly expanding roster of X-Men First Class. And he suggests that Taylor Lautner could play a young Wolverine for a cameo. And when you are done laughing at the idea, its a sobering thought to find out this wasn’t a gag.
“I wanted Taylor to do it, I really did…We talked about it a lot, he is a friend, and I really wanted to make it work. It just doesn’t look like it’s possible to do it.”
What I don’t get is that they wanted to get ANYONE to make a Wolverine cameo anyways?
First off, we don’t need a Wolverine cameo. He dominated the first 3 films, then he got his OWN film. There hasn’t been an X-Men related film without him yet.
I woudln’t mind a scene suggesting Wolverine was around, but they need to keep him out of this movie entirely. Its a prequel about how the school was formed setting the stage for Wolverine’s first appearance years later. Why have him in this movie at all.
Secondly. Why get Taylor Lautner to do it? I don’t have this massive hate on like some other people seem to for the guy. I think he is fine in the roles I have seen him in so far, but casting him as a “Young Wolverine” would just be stunt casting and completely pointless.
And if they are going to do it, why not get Hugh Jackman to do it? Why change the actor when you have already have him still playing the part in another film? A younger Wolverine would still look like Jackman – the only time he didn’t look like Jackman was in the late 1800s.
Singer, I can only defend you so far man. Don’t do this to me.