With Daniel Craig quite possibly leaving the Bond series after 007's latest film Spectre, there has been great speculation as to who would take the mantle of Britain's greatest spy. Scores of names have been thrown out, including Idris Elba, Damien Lewis, and Colin Firth. Well, extremely recently (thirty minutes ago at the time of writing), Hugh Jackman posted this video to his social media pages:
If that's not a hint, I don't know what is. Or a serious troll. Either way, we know that Jackman has expressed interest in the role after turning it down (the role would go to Daniel Craig). Now that there's an opening, is Hugh just playing with his fans and making a joke, or is there something he knows that we don't?
Now, you might be saying, "He's Wolverine!" One, his contract has infamously run out, with the probability that there won't be another X-Men film for Jackman after Wolverine 3. Two, if you doubt his ability to play a suave super-spy, go watch Kate and Leopold. If he's not the epitome of class in that film, I don't know what is.
Sadly, this is probably just a gag on Jackman's part. We've seen him "tease" other films (Wolverine 4 being one of them) that obviously turned out to be nothing. But, who knows? Maybe Jackman will be trading in admantium claws for a Walther pistol. Either way, the video above is a sweet glimpse into what might one day come to pass.