Following rumours that 20th Century Fox was considering casting Twilight star Taylor Lautner in an undisclosed role, Hugh Jackman threw his considerable weight behind the 18-year-old actor, championing him to play a young Logan.
The Wolverine star insisted that Lautner's experience with portraying part-wolf Jacob Black in the Twilight films makes him qualified for the Marvel Comic role, reported E Online.
"My only question is, can he grow mutton chops?" Jackman joked. "Actually, I think people would probably prefer him as a hairless Wolverine than a rather hairy-chested version. Certainly about a billion young girls would."