July 16th, 2010
02:59 PM ET
“Twilight” heartthrob Taylor Lautner makes a fine wolf, but could he play a Wolverine?
The upcoming “X-Men: First Class” chronicles the teen years of many of the Marvel Comics team’s most popular heroes, and while Hugh Jackman believes 18-year-old Lautner could be a good choice to portray a younger version of his razor-sharp character, he does have some concerns.
“My only question is, can he grow mutton chops?” 41-year-old Jackman joked to E! Online about the smooth-skinned actor, who has not been cast in the movie.
But perhaps recalling the "Twilight" franchise's box office records led to Jackman reconsidering his position.
“Actually, I think people would probably prefer him as a hairless Wolverine than a rather hairy-chested version,” the Aussie actor said. “Certainly about a billion young girls would!”
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