The multi-million dollar secret HUGH is hiding as he ponders a clawless future.
HUGH JACKMAN has been offered an astronomical $100 million to sign on for four more Wolverine movies – but insiders say he may turn it down.
The 44-year-old Aussie hunk is said to be wary about inking a long-term deal – even though this one would double his net worth.
“Hugh has a big decision to make,” a close pal told The ENQUIRER. “It’s not every day an actor gets offered this kind of paycheck, but Hugh vowed never to lock himself into any multipicture deals after ‘X-Men.’ He hasn’t given any kind of answer yet, so at least he’s considering it.”
Hugh’s latest release, “The Wolverine,” raked in about $55 million on its opening weekend to nab the No. 1 slot at the box office. Meanwhile, the star is already busy filming “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
A movie company spokesman revealed: “The studio would love to have Hugh play Wolverine for the next two decades. The bosses want him, and money is obviously no object.”
Hugh, a classically trained actor, has hinted he’s open to the idea of playing an aging Wolverine, telling reporters: “I think that would be fascinating.”
But in a recent interview, the star disclosed that his actress-wife Deborra-Lee had been against him playing Wolverine from the very first “X-Men” movie and wants to see him concentrate on more serious roles.
“Hugh won’t make any decisions without her approval,” said his pal, “and their friends are betting she’ll have him stick to their ‘one movie at a time’ rule.