Hugh Jackman Supposed to be Pirates’ Captain Jack?

Apparently Hugh Jackman, aka Wolverine, was supposed to play Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.

The writer of the original Pirates of the Caribbean claims that he wrote the part of Captain Jack for Hugh Jackman. Of course, Johnny Depp won the role.

Screenwriter Stuart Beattie revealed to Fox News that, “I initially wrote that character with Hugh Jackman in mind. Hence the name Captain JACK Sparrow.”

Depp is currently shooting the fourth Pirates installment in England titled, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Beattie also admitted that it took Disney a long time to see the brilliance in his idea. “I spent ten years pitching it (to) Disney and they weren’t interested. Then finally, I got a call to come back in.”

And of course, Pirates was proven successful, having grossed $2.7 billion so far.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is set to hit theaters May 20, 2011.

Though Depp does an amazing job, I can’t help but wonder how Jackman would have been as Captain Jack.

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