As we all know, Danzig — former The Misfits frontman, former Samhain frontman, current Danzig frontman — was offered an audition for the Wolverine role that would eventually go to Hugh Jackman, but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts. It’s the classic Hollywood “what could have been, if only Danzig took the producers of X-Men Origins: Wolverine up on their offer to audition for the role of Wolverine” story that everyone always still talks about and wonders about and definitely for sure AT LEAST knows about. With this in mind, Danzig was asked in a recent interview what he would have done differently if he HAD auditioned for that part a million years ago and somehow got it, which he would not have, and finally gave us a peek at What Could Have Been. From AU News:
Danzig confirmed to LA Weekly that he had been approached by the producers to audition for the part that turned Jackman into a star but he turned them down. “I’m glad I didn’t do it. It was terrible,” he said.
When asked how he would have played the part differently to Jackman, he said: “It wouldn’t have been as gay. Actually, (Jackman) wasn’t the first choice. They hired Dougray Scott. He had a falling out with the director, and then they hired Hugh Jackman.”
Wait, wait, wait — NOT as gay? Shit! Well, sorry, everybody. Egg on my face. I was pretty sure Danzig wouldn’t have gotten the role of Wolverine even if he had auditioned for it a million years ago, but it kind of looks like he probably would’ve? Oops. We all make mistakes, all we can do is admit to them and learn from them. And thank you, Danzig, for the clarification. Dougray Scott. Got it.