Like he wasn't being divisive enough, now Jerry Seinfeld is the reason we won't be able to eye-grind Hugh Jackman in upcoming Marvel movies.
"Hey, what's the deal with you playing Wolverine?" (via Getty)
Jerry Seinfeld is getting on my last nerve. I realize the reason he is in the news so much lately is because every unedited episode of Seinfeld will soon be available on Hulu, and he wants to stir the pot. But it's finally too much.
First, he talked a lot about how "PC culture" is ruining college campuses for struggling standup circuit comics, such as his humble self. So brave of a rich white man to come forward and say he's tired of hearing about racism and sexism. Then it turns out he really, really, really never has to work another day in his life telling jokes in a hostile auditorium, because he was making $13,000 for every line of dialogue in the last season of his syndicated show. That doesn't include royalties.
Fine, Jerry Seinfeld. You're rich and powerful and you can do and say whatever you want! But why did you have to take Wolverine?
In the clip above,
Wolverine Hugh Jackman explains how he was talking to Jerry (they're best buds, apparently) about how Jerry knew it was time to hang Seinfeld up:
"I was having a chat with him about a year ago at his birthday and he was talking about why he finished the end of [Seinfeld] and how it was riding high, and he said he just always had this feeling or belief that you never know when either your energy or the audience's energy is going to dip over and people are like, 'Please! Go!.' I've been doing it for 17 years, I love it. I think the movies are getting better. And all of the sudden, as he was talking to me, I went, 'This is it.'"
Well, I guess until you've spoken to Jerry Seinfeld, and heard his musically nasal cadences relating an anecdote from Seinfeld to your life, you can't understand his power. Jerry has subdued the mighty mutant. A moment of silence please... now let's discuss who should take his place. Jamie Dornan? HAHAHAHA.