Hugh Jackman played the beloved X-Men character Wolverine from 2000 to 2017 — a whopping 17 years donning the adamantium claws through six team-up films with the rest of the X-Men and three solo outings. James Mangold’s Logan marked the end of his time as the iconic X-Men hero, and with Marvel Studios expected to reboot the X-Men franchise as part of the canon of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some fans have already started fan-casting actors as Wolverine. An actor that some have thought of to replace Hugh Jackman is none other than Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe.
Daniel Radcliffe, who is most-recognized worldwide as the actor who brought Harry Potter to life in eight films, is a common choice in fan-casting for the next actor to play Wolverine after Hugh Jackman for numerous reasons. For one, Daniel Radcliffe’s height is 5’5, which is comparable to the comic book version of Wolverine who stands at 5’3. When Hugh Jackman was initially cast, some took issue with the fact that the Australian actor was 6’3 — an entire foot taller than Wolverine’s comic book height.
Some believe that Daniel Radcliffe’s stature on top of his acting talent exhibited beyond Harry Potter showcases that he could be a viable contender for the role of Wolverine. You can check out the image from digital artist Erathrim below get a sense at how Daniel Radcliffe can jump from Harry Potter to Wolverine.
Here, Daniel Radcliffe is adopting a likeness and physique that’s similar to Hugh Jackman in the X-Men films from 20th Century Fox. He’s even donning the same hairstyle and smoking a cigarette to help complete this comic-accurate Wolverine look. Naturally, Daniel Radcliffe is fairly lean, but Hollywood trainers and nutritionists can help him bulk up if he were to take on such a role.
Would you like to see Daniel Radcliffe jump from Harry Potter to Wolverine? Who do you think should replace Hugh Jackman when Wolverine and the X-Men join the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Sound-off your thoughts in the comments, and be sure to continue following for all the latest news regarding the X-Men, Fantastic Four and the future of those characters on the big screen following Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox.
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.