Imagine in Casino Royale if it was Hugh Jackman coming out of the ocean in those blue trunks instead of Daniel Craig. It almost happened. Hugh Jackman was offered the role of James Bond but turned it down because he was involved in the whole X-Men franchise and also working on the separate Wolverine movie and did not want to be in two franchises at the same time. I can understand that, but they are also two completely different kinds of characters and I think he would have done a great job. That being said, I think with Daniel Craig in the role for at least one more movie what you get is someone who looks completely different than all the past actors to play the role. You also have a person who is a little darker and takes it away from the campiness that has really been a mainstay for the past 30 years. With other actors, it always felt like it was cartoon violence. With Daniel Craig there is a grittiness and I am not sure Hugh would have brought that same grittiness. I think it would have been more of a continuation of Pierce Brosnan.