Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine 4 times now, and he’s still keen to keep on going with a Wolverine 2 in development, however some actors and actresses can becomes tired of playing the same character over and over again, not only because it can become a bit repetitive, but there is also the risk of being typecast.
During the early stages of Spider-Man 4 there were rumors that Tobey Maguire might decide not to return, however those were squashed when it was announced that both Sam Raimi and Maguire would be back. So was Tobey reluctant to return at first? Did he have to think long and hard about his decision?
From The Boston Globe:
“It’s not that I was reluctant,’’ he says. “For me, it’s a big process to decide whether or not to do a role. . . . I have to want to wake up in the morning and feel like I can’t wait to get to work. I’ve got to feel OK about leaving my kids for 12 or 13 hours a day for five months. It’s a big commitment.’’
“Hopefully I’ll be able to evolve the character in a new direction,’’ he says. “He’ll still be Peter Parker, but I hope I can move him forward a bit and take him to a place where there will be new challenges for me as an actor.’
I suppose we will get a better understanding of where Parker will go this time when the villain(s) are revealed. We’ve had ‘with great power comes great responsibility’ and ‘how long can any man fight the darkness before he finds it in himself’. It’ll be interesting to see what inner-turmoil Parker has to deal with next.