Originally Posted by Kevin Roegele
Indeed. That's why he's called wolverine. A wolverine is a vicious little animal.
If you've got the right actor it often doesn't - and shouldn't - matter, but with Wolverine I agree it's so important to the character. Similarly, you wouldn't hire a shortie to play Colossus.
Personally I'd like to see them start from scratch with X-Men - I don't have anything against Jackman but I'd like an X-movie with Wolverine as part of an ensemble cast, not the leading man.