John Wick star Keanu Reeves transforms into Wolverine to replace Hugh Jackman as the X-Men hero in a new concept design.
Without a doubt, Hugh Jackman is analogous to the X-Men character Wolverine, so much so that millions were disappointed when he retired from the role in 2017’s Logan. Jackman starred as Wolverine in the X-Men series for nearly two decades and we won’t fault him for leaving the character behind, even if we do sorely miss him. With the Marvel Cinematic Universe currently figuring out how to bring the X-Men back to the big screen, one can’t help but wonder who’ll take on the role of Wolverine. Many names have been suggested, including young stars Scott Eastwood and Taron Egerton. While they would do a formidable job as the iconic mutant, the best name we’ve seen is Keanu Reeves, the man who played Neo in The Matrix.
Keanu Reeves is the perfect successor to Hugh Jackman considering he has tons of experience as an action star and, just like Wolverine, he’s Canadian. An awesome new concept design from a digital artist known as “Pabloruizzx” on Instagram imagines Reeves as Wolverine with his claws out. You can check it out below.
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Who is YOUR favorite X Men? Keanu Reeves as Wolverine. I have long wanted to see Keanu Reeves as Wolverine, so I decided to do it. Many would not like the idea of someone replacing Hugh Jackman but we will have to get used to it if we want to see Wolverine on the big screen again if he does not reprise the character. ?
Right off the bat, this concept design already has us intrigued as it shows Wolverine’s adamantium skull. In the fan edit, Keanu Reeves looks as battered as ever, with scars all over his face. As for his face, Reeves is rocking the beard and long haircut that we’ve come to expect from the character. The actor’s suit here is the classic yellow Wolverine costume which, unfortunately, we never got to see Hugh Jackman wear. At the moment, there’s no official news regarding Wolverine’s future on the big screen but we’re hoping someone at Marvel gets a look at this artwork.
Do you want to see John Wick star Keanu Reeves take on the role of Wolverine? Do you miss seeing Hugh Jackman as the character? Let us know in the comments section!
Here is the official synopsis for Logan:
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Directed by James Mangold, Logan stars Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq LaSalle, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Boyd Holbrook.
Logan is now available on Digital HD, Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the future of Wolverine and Keanu Reeves and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more great video content.