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.”