Just how valuable does Fox consider Hugh Jackman to be when it comes to its future comic book movie plans? If sources for the National Enquirer are correct, the studio considers him to be insanely valuable -- like $100 million for four more movies kind of valuable. That's the current rumor, anyway, that Jackman is considering a massive payday unlike anything we've seen -- one he may not be able to turn down, despite his apparent desire not to keep playing a character he's already portrayed six times.
But there's a lot of pressure on Fox to create a superhero universe that's as exciting and rich as the one Marvel Studios has created with its Avengers movies. DC and Warner Bros. are already working on bringing their biggest heroes together on-screen (Batman vs. Superman is due out in 2015), and Fox may want Hugh Jackman to be the connective tissue between all its future X-Men and Fantastic Four movies. He's like Fox's Robert Downey Jr., but is he really worth the investment?
The problem with Wolverine is that he doesn't evolve much past angry and emotionally detached. X-Men: Days of Future Past will attempt to use Jackman's Wolverine in a different way -- as a sort of ambassador/savior who travels back to the past to try to stop the younger mutants from engaging in all-out war -- but while he's definitely Fox's most valuable superhero, are moviegoers tiring of the character? And if they're not tired of him yet, will four more movies bring the studio the sort of rewards it'll be looking for on that $100 million investment?
What do you think? Are we dangerously close to overdosing on Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, or do you agree that Fox should use him as much as it can as it continues to build its own Marvel universe on the big screen?