Why Hugh Jackman turned down James Bond role

The Wolverine will not be James Bond anytime soon!

Hugh Jackman said he turned down 007 to replace Pierce Brosnan, and his reasoning is a little strange.

“I was about to do X-Men 2 and a call came from my agent asking if I’d be interested in Bond. I just felt at the time that the scripts had become so unbelievable and crazy, and I felt like they needed to become grittier and real.”

This is all coming from the star of the American superhero franchise!

Jackman has no regrets about his decision and went on to pursue other roles after X-Men including his Oscar-nominated role Les Miserables.

Not bad for a man with claws!