Hugh Jackman addresses that rumored $100 million X-Men contract

With director Bryan Singer back in charge of the X-Men film franchise, a big rumor has been making the rounds that Wolverine star Hugh Jackman could get $100 million to sign on for four more movies as the cigar-chomping Canuck. So what does Jackman have to say about the deal?

In a brief chat with Entertainment Weekly, the 44-year-old action star said the report is absolutely “not true,” going further to explain that he “would never” sign on for a blind deal of that length. Why? Because he’d be giving up a level of quality control, and would be stuck if he didn’t like the direction of the future films. Honestly, not a bad point.

Here’s how he explained it:

“No it’s not true. I would never do that. I’ve never done that mainly because, for the fans and for me, each time I’ve gone around there’s been a really good reason to do it and I don’t know what that reason is from here. I’m in the middle of making this and I just promoted the other and I’m really happy with the way The Wolverine came out.”

After playing the character for over a decade in six different movies, Jackman has gotten pretty invested in the role of Wolverine — and you can’t fault the guy for wanting to take them one at a time from here on out.

But if he can remain half as awesome as he was in The Wolverine, here’s hoping they can make it work.

(Via Entertainment Weekly)