In the midst of buzz surrounding Daniel Radcliffe who recently joked about becoming the next Wolverine after Hugh Jackman, the Harry Potter star revealed he thinks he would actually make for a good Spider-Man.
During a recent interview with GQ, Daniel Radcliffe took the internet to respond directly to fan questions, one of which asked whether or not the actor would have made for a good Spider-Man. The Harry Potter actor previously revealed while promoting Swiss Amry Man that he would have loved to take on the role of Spider-Man but was happy the job had gone to Tom Holland who currently portrays the web-slinger in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Daniel Radcliffe has now directly responded to the question of whether or not he would make a good Spider-Man to which the actor said yes, however, he didn’t mean in the films:
“Yes. I would have made a very good Spider-Man. Not in the films. I just mean in real life, were I granted those powers.”
While the role of Spider-Man is currently spoken for, as Tom Holland is set to appear as the web-slinger this year in both Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, the internet has been buzzing with hope for Daniel Radcliffe to replace Hugh Jackman as the next Wolverine after the actor recently joked that new movie would feature Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine going into a hotwash and out would come himself as the new version of the clawed mutant hero.
Wolverine’s future on the big screen is uncertain as Hugh Jackman gave his final performance as the Marvel superhero in the critically-acclaimed film Logan back in 2017 after seventeen years of playing the character. With the looming Disney-Fox merger on the horizon, veteran X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner revealed we could be seeing a new Wolverine sooner rather than later as she confirmed Marvel Studios president is currently searching for a new actor to play Wolverine and also admitted she feels younger actor should be cast given the level of physicality required to play the character for years to come, leaving hope for Daniel Radcliffe. Recent rumors suggest Disney may be considering an X-Men series Disney+, their upcoming direct to consumer streaming service which is expected to launch by the end of 2019.
But what do you think? Would Daniel Radcliffe make for a better Spider-Man or Wolverine? Let us know in the comments below!
As for Spider-Man himself, plot details are still under wraps, however, the web-crawlers next adventure will feature Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as he joins his friends on a summer vacation in Europe and stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio. Introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #13, best incarnation of Mysterio is a special effects wizard named Quentin Beck and the character has been a frequent foe for the web-head since his debut.
Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei Michael Keaton, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in theaters on July 5, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we learn it.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.