Hugh Jackman wants Tom Hardy to be the next Wolverine
A comment made by Hugh Jackman regarding his desire to see Wolverine played by Tom Hardy has recently resurfaced in several titles.
The ever-charming Australian actor and part-time RM Williams ambassador originally pitched the nomination to MTV in 2015, ahead of his 17-year tenure as the iconic X-Men which ends in the critically acclaimed film and brilliantly R- by James Mangold. assessed Logan. Having survived all of the reboots, retcons, and redesigns that have happened in Immediate Ownership, the question of who could ever replace him was quite familiar.
“I’ve been asked this question a lot and I’m always like, ‘I don’t want the studio to replace me too easily,'” said Jackman.
“I’m sure they’re talking about it already, that an actor over there once said, ‘Shhh… shut up but we want you next.'”
“He’s definitely younger than me… I think Tom Hardy would be great.”
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While the screen rights for the X-Men franchise were finally returned to Marvel Studios after parent company Disney acquired 20th Century Fox in one fell swoop, the possibility of Tom Hardy taking over the
coat Wolverine’s adamantium claws seem rather unlikely – despite the impressive prospect and despite Hugh Jackman’s wishes – especially given the runaway success of Venom (which has now expanded to a sequel with Woody Harrelson, Venom: let there be carnage). While this isn’t exactly the first time an actor on Marvel’s roster has twice dived in disregard of the sequel.
Most notably, we got to know Chris Evans as Johnny Storm / Human Torch in the original. The Fantastic Four films before defining an entire era of the MCU as Steve Rogers / Captain America. Michael B. Jordan also had a run as the same character in the failure The Fantastic Four reboot before setting a new standard for Marvel villains as Erik Stevens / Killmonger in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. Then there’s Gemma Chan, who first performed Minn-Erva in Captain marvel and now stars in Chloe Zhao’s highly anticipated Eternals as Sersi, alongside Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie and more.
At the moment, however, Wolverine’s fate is unclear at best. According to the latest reports in March, according to The Illuminerdi, Marvel Studios and CEO Kevin Feige are still trying to figure out how to bring properties previously managed by 20th Century Fox back into the fold. In other words, a clean reboot with an all-new cast is definitely on the cards for X-Men as well as the ever-fumbling Fantastic Four.