"I was about to do X-Men 2 and a call came from my agent asking if I'd be interested in Bond".
He added: 'I just felt at the time that the that the scripts has become so unbelievable and insane, and I felt like they needed to become grittier and real'.
Jackman and Gracey decided against telling their invited guests until the big presentation began, and instead had Broadway regular Jeremy Jordan sing the movie star's parts during the special read-through, as Hugh acted it out in silence.
'The response was: "Oh, you don't get a say. I was also anxious that between Bond and X-Men, I'd never have time to do different things".
Jackman doesn't seem to have any regrets about turning down the Bond role, and he is not the first actor to do so.
Steam Ends Bitcoin Support
"These fees result in unreasonably high costs for purchasing games when paying with Bitcoin ", Valve said in a statement . Steam is no longer accepting Bitcoin as a payment method, saying it's "untenable" to support the soaring cryptocurrency.
Die Another Day proved a stretch too far for some people, with hindsight suggesting they found the overall effect of a satellite laser cannon, Bond surfing a ludicrously massive wave and a character switching from Asian to Caucasian to be a bit too much, altogether.
Daniel Craig was ultimately offered the role and, well, it seems like they chose to make him gritty after all.
However, Daniel reportedly netted a whopping $150 million to reprise the role in two installments.
Jackman said he hasn't looked back since taking a pass on James Bond, adding he "always tried to do different things".
Luckily for Jackman, he was able to break out of the typecasting mold and has now booked a wide variety of diverse roles, including a leading part in the upcoming musical The Greatest Showman, in which he will play circus pioneer P.T. Barnum. The film was a tremendous departure from the rest of the X-Men movie universe (Deadpool is also R-rated, but it's a comedy), rendering a wounded, soulful Wolverine on a quest for a little redemption in a ruined world.
He once said he'd prefer to "slash his wrists" than do another one and yet he's signed up for the 26 Bond film, which is expected to be released in 2019.
Eligible Airtel subscribers can buy any of these smartphones and get periodic cash backs to lower the cost of the device. Collaborating with Intex , Airtel is extending the same benefits with Aqua LIONS N1 , Aqua A4 and Aqua S3 smartphones .
Other Volkswagen executives have been charged in this case, but they remain in Germany, out of reach of American authorities. Schmidt originally faced up to 169 years in prison on 11 felony counts before he entered his guilty plea.
Delta now codeshares on 72 WestJet routes to 33 Canadian cities and WestJet codeshares on 168 Delta routes to 74 US cities. WestJet has airline alliances that give its customers access to 175 destinations in 20 countries.
However, smart bags contain lithium battery power banks, which pose a risk when they are placed in the cargo hold of an aircraft. A spokeswoman for Southwest Airlines said the carrier is "in the midst of reviewing their policies and considering changes".
Firefighters are battling a growing brush fire in Kagel Canyon near Sylmar early Tuesday, amid red flag and high wind warnings. More than 600 firefighters battled the blaze amid strong Santa Ana winds , some gusting at 70 miles per hour .
The Huawei P11 is still just a rumor now, with no official word on when the next Huawei P series phone will be released. We are speculating the case, but with this news, it sure looks like Huawei is going all out with the new smartphone.
Boone was offered a three year contract as the Yankees new manager after the team dismissed Joe Girardi. In 54 regular-season games with the Yankees, Boone hit.254 with six homers, 31 RBIs and 31 runs scored.
The Gewehr 43, Sten, GMPG, a pickax, and new knife are being added to the game, but won't be locked behind Supply Drops. Coming with him is a plethora of new gear for players - obtainable through special "orders" and supply drops.
While working conditions may have improved, Thomson says she's aware women remain in the minority in the science and tech fields. Trudeau said more must be done to speak out against gender-based violence against women and girls both in Canada and overseas .
ValuEngine downgraded shares of H&R Block from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, September 22nd. BidaskClub raised shares of H&R Block from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th.
Ohio State stuns MI with second-half rally
MI jumped out to a 14-6 lead six minutes into the game and later used a 14-1 run to make it 36-17 with 5:36 to go in the half. Jackson added 17 to pace Ohio State , which beat Wisconsin by 25 points on Saturday.
Blue Angels announce return to Tennessee
The New York Air Show is a wonderful community event, which celebrates the air power of the American military. The crash happened during practice the day before the Great Tennessee Air Show was scheduled to begin.