For almost seventeen years, Hugh Jackman played the iconic X-Men mutant Logan a.k.a. Wolverine in nine of the live-action films. This year Jackman’s run with the character came to an end after his final performance as Wolverine in Logan. With Jackman now being done with the role, at some point a new actor will have to take up the claws.
It looks like Liev Schreiber’s – who played Victor Creed a.k.a Sabretooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine – brother wants to take on the iconic role. Pablo Schreiber, who can currently be seen on Starz’s American Gods, recently expressed interest in wanting to take a shot at playing Wolverine.
According to the actor, he was a huge fan of both Wolverine and Daredevil when he was growing up. Given that Charlie Cox is already playing Matt Murdock a.k.a. the Man Without Fear, Schreiber believes that it is time for a new Wolverine and maybe he is the man for the job.
“I was a huge fan growing up of Wolverine and of Daredevil are my two favorite guys and I would jump at the chance to play either one of them in a second. And you know I think Hugh [Jackman] is done now with Wolverine, so maybe it’s time for a reboot. Maybe it’s time for a new Wolverine.”
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‘X-Men’: How Fox Can Get A ‘Dark Phoenix’ Film Right This Time
Nowadays, you can’t blink without news of a superhero film hitting the web. As we are in the age of the superhero film, we must remember that not that long ago a film based on a comic book property was almost laughed at. Now, superhero films are the billion dollar mega-blockbusters we all know and love. Sure, superhero movies have existed before the ones that are now dominating the box office, but the entire genre almost got a big adrenaline shot with 2000’s X-Men coming out and giving us an earnest adaptation of our favorite mutant superheroes. Since then, there have been 10 movies within Fox’s X-Men universe alone, with 3 new films coming in 2018 and at least 3 more in development.
While not all the X-Men film has been sure hits, they have done some great course-correcting in the newer movies, starting with First Class. The prequel/reboot films gave Fox the opportunity to reset some of their faults from some of the early films (looking at you X-Men: The Last Stand). And Days of Future Past helped correct some of their timeline snappoos and gave us some much-needed closure on the earlier X-Men films. With X-Men: Apocalypse, we were introduced to a young Scott Summers and a young Jean Grey. With the reintroduction of Jean Grey and the great final act of X-Men: Apocalypse, it looks like we might possibly be getting a proper Dark Phoenix storyline on the horizon. Last year, we here at Heroic Hollywood broke the news that a Dark Phoenix movie was in development.
Lucky for us, Fox is moving forward with the movie and X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters November 2, 2018. This gives them the rare opportunity to “get it right.” Because let’s face it, X-Men: The Last Stand did not do the story of the Dark Phoenix justice. The third film of the original X-Men movies as a whole was not well put together. The film tried to juggle too many storylines and did not really give each of the separate stories their justice. By giving the Dark Phoenix angle another look, Fox has the chance to do some course correcting. Here are some ways X-Men: Dark Phoenix can succeed. Click Next to take a look…