‘Halo’ Star Pablo Schreiber Addresses Wolverine Rumors

The actor is the brother of Liev, who played Sabertooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

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Halo star Pablo Schreiber recently talked about potentially playing Wolverine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Marvel Studios is slowly introducing elements of the X-Men into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which means a new Wolverine will inevitably be cast down the line. Many names have been thrown out there since Hugh Jackman’s superhero retirement, but one that has emerged recently is Pablo Schreiber, who plays Master Chief in Halo.

Pablo Schreiber recently revealed that he had had conversations with Marvel in the past while promoting Halo, which led to the Wolverine rumors. The 44-year-old actor recently set the record straight on those Wolverine rumors in an interview for GQ:

“No, it was totally blown out of proportion, as all these things are the moment you mention Wolverine, or anything like that. Somebody asked me who my favorite superhero was, and in interviews I’ve said Wolverine a few times. I grew up with him. The follow-up was, “Would you ever be interested in playing Wolverine?” Of course, who wouldn’t be interested in that? “Have you ever had talks with Marvel?” I was like, “Yes, of course. We’ve had talks with Marvel,” because we have been talking with Marvel since the beginning of my career. Every time I do something new, they’re watching, they’re interested, and we’ve been looking for different things to do.

There were never any actual conversations about Wolverine, the character, as it pertains to me, and as far as I know, there is no plan for a Wolverine sequel. That’s a franchise that was closed so well. The last installment was literally nominated for an Oscar. I don’t know where you really go from there.”

Funnily enough, Pablo Schreiber is also the brother of Liev, who played Sabertooth in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In the GQ piece, the Halo star also talked about one major checkbox he has to play the beloved character:

“Yeah, I am very Canadian. You have that small complication of Wolverine in the actual Marvel Universe being, I believe, five foot three, and I’m six foot five. It’s a small difference. But again, it’s not anything that there’s any real conversations about. I’m sure something will come up in the Marvel Universe at some point, and we’ll just see what that’ll be.”

Here is the synopsis for Pablo Schreiber’s Halo:

Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, Halo the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.

The Halo series stars Pablo Schreiber as John-117/Master Chief, Yerin Ha as Kwan Ha, Natasha McElhone as Catherine Halsey and Cortana, Bookeem Woodbine as Soren-066, Shabana Azmi as Margaret Parangosky, Bentlet Kalu as Vannak-134, Natasha Culzac as Riz-028, and Kate Kennedy as Kai-125. Rupert Wyatt will direct multiple episodes of the Halo series, and he will executive produce alongside Steven Spielberg, Kyle Killen, Scott Pennington, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank.

Halo is currently streaming on Paramount Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the future of Wolverine, the ongoing Halo series, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: GQ

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.