Hugh Jackman Said Tom Hardy Would Be 'Great' As His Wolverine Successor

Wolverine fans who can't imagine anyone but Hugh Jackman in those famous claws will have to get the hell over it because the Aussie actor's run is coming to an end.

Jackman's final portrayal of the mutant arrives in theaters in 2017, but his departure will not necessarily mean an end to the "X-Men" spinoff series, Complex reports.

In an interview with MTV about the upcoming "Pan," the 46-year-old said his personal choice for a successor is “Legend” actor Tom Hardy.

Jackman admitted,

I'm always like, 'I don't wanna make it too easy on the studio to replace me.' You know? I've still got one more [film] to do. I'm sure [the studios are] already talking about it, and there's some actor [the studio told], 'Shh, keep it quiet but we want you next....'[Hardy's] younger than me for sure... would be great.

Before 38-year-old Hardy or any other actor takes over for Jackman, the “Pan” actor will star in “X-Men: Apocalypse” and the third "Wolverine" movie, slated for release in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Citations: Hugh Jackman Thinks Tom Hardy Would Be a Great Wolverine (Complex), Hugh Jackman Wants Tom Hardy For A Wolverine Reboot (MTV)