Amidst many names that are being rumoured to play Wolverine, Harry Potter actor, Daniel Radcliffe, is the perfect fit. After Hugh Jackman, it will be a huge responsibility for Daniel Radcliffe to carry forward the legacy.
Daniel Radcliffe is here to answer the big question before the Marvel Cinematic Universe- ‘Who will be the next Wolverine after Hugh Jackman?’ Ever since Hugh Jackman retired from his iconic Wolverine’s role and Disney took over Fox Studios, Marvel has not yet found their perfect Logan. But while Marvel Studios is taking its sweet time, fans have found their perfect Wolverine- Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe!
- Daniel Radcliffe gave life to J.K. Rowling’s character, Harry Potter.
- The Harry Potter star teases that he might be the next Wolverine thus starting a series of fan theories.
- Other actors who are rumoured to be the MCU’s Wolverine.
Daniel Radcliffe could be MCU’s Wolverine
In 2019, Daniel Radcliffe fueled the fans’ imagination fire as he teased fans that he would be the next Wolverine. He joked, “There’s going to be a new Wolverine movie, in which it starts off with Hugh Jackman being put into a hot wash. And then when he comes out, it’s me. So yes, I’m very happy to announce that here.”
How Daniel Radcliffe cast himself in MCU
The internet took Daniel Radcliffe’s joke too seriously and almost instantly, fans started speculating that he will be the next Wolverine for MCU. Later, he told IGN, “Wouldn’t it be great if you could just start casting yourself in things by just saying them in interviews?”
Talking about his joke, he went on sarcastically, “The internet seems to think that I was putting that out there on my dream board cosmic ordering system.”
The Perfect Fan Art Wolverine
While he was clearly joking, the fan arts that followed this joke were a perfectly painted picture. In all the fanart that came forward before Daniel Radcliffe cleared the air (and also after it), the Harry Potter star fit in like a glove.
While he was sarcastically speaking when he talked about how actors can cast themselves in any project during interviews and the internet will go bonkers, it seems he has really cast himself in an MCU role.
The most perfect thing about Daniel Radcliffe as MCU’s Wolverine is the actor’s height. While Daniel is 5’5, in the Marvel comics, Wolverine is 5’3! When a 6’3 Hugh Jackman was cast as Wolverine, some fans were not that happy with it. (Though everyone learned to love him as the mutant.)
Actors and Rumours- Who will be the next Wolverine
Wolverine is one of the most important characters in the X-Men Cinematic Universe. So, the character’s casting is an equally important issue. Now that X-Men are under the MCU banner after Disney overtook Fox, many actors are rumoured to be cast as Wolverine. At first, reports said that Hugh Jackman will reprise the role.
DC’s Aquaman, Jason Momoa also revealed an interest in the role. Most recently, rumours claimed that Henry Cavill (DC’s Superman) will be MCU’s Wolverine in Captian Marvel 2. But the rumours died down.
Among all these rumours, Daniel Radcliffe seems a perfect fit for the role. Do you agree? Who do you think should be MCU’s Wolverine? Share your views with us in the comments section below.