Glenn Danzig, a founding member of the bands the Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig, had the opportunity to play Wolverine. However, he was unwilling to commit to the project. Ultimately, he wasn’t pleased with Bryan Singer’s film X-Men or Hugh Jackman’s career-defining performance in it as Wolverine.
Danzig met with 20th Century Fox to discuss playing Wolverine in a film directed by Richard Donner. Fans of older superhero movies like Donner because he directed Superman and Superman II. Ultimately, Danzig wasn’t willing to spend an entire year shooting a movie as this would get in the way of his musical career. Therefore, the deal fell through.
Many actors would be devastated to lose a role like Wolverine given the popularity of Marvel Comics. Danzig, meanwhile, was happy. During an interview with LA Weekly, he called the movie X-Men “terrible.” In addition, he felt the movie would have been better if he had starred in it instead than Jackman.
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