I love how, if a movie has been announced or someone needs to be replaced in a franchise the number of "names" suddenly put forward sky-rockets. It's interesting in that in 99.% of the cases not one single person named ends up in the role/movie.
You'll notice that my name has not been put forward? Basically, I decided that I was looking for a more high profile franchise to star in.
Anyway, according to moviepilot.com: http://moviepilot.com/posts/3521792-new-bond-jackman-hugh-jackman?lt_source=external,manual here is the tittle-tattle!
In a recent interview with Time, Jackman explained how he turned down the coveted opportunity in 2002 because he felt like "it would box me in too much" along with stretching himself too thin while perfecting his role as Wolverine. He told interviewers that:
"At the time I was just about to do X-Men 2 and I was like, ‘Ah, I don’t think it’s the right time.'"However, now his time as Wolverine is rapidly coming to an end with the final movie being released in 2017, Jackman has reconsidered his priorities and publicly expressed that he'd "seriously consider" being recruited into the half a century old franchise.
Although Daniel Craig hasn't confirmed he is leaving the franchise just yet, Jackman's colossal and dedicated fan following will probably give him an edge over other candidates being considered for the role.
While some might be skeptical because of Jackman's age (he is currently 46), it's worth noting that Sean Connery was only a year younger when he first stepped into Bond's impeccably buffed shoes and went on to play the spy until over a decade later when he was 57 years old.
For now, we will just have to see if the offer is extended to Jackman once more, but I for one would be thrilled to see him as the new Bond.