12 May 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

    When there’s a film starring a man mutant with animal-like senses who is physically powerful, practically invincible, doesn’t age like a normal human, and gets to wear a badass metal claw (that’s attached to his skeleton!), you can bet that a lot of actors will be lining up to play him. Yep, Wolverine is pretty damn cool. When it came time to cast the Marvel Comics character while X-Men was first in the works, naturally a lot of dudes wanted the part. Some were forced to turn down the role due to scheduling (Glenn Danzig, Russell Crowe and Dougray Scott included), but there was one name reportedly considered who was too “expensive” in the eyes of Fox. Mel Gibson was still riding the waves of Braveheart popularity...

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