Tom Hardy suits up with a classic Wolverine costume as the actor replaces Hugh Jackman in this awesome new piece of fan art that imagines the future of the X-Men franchise at Marvel Studios.
Hugh Jackman played the fan-favorite hero Wolverine in the X-Men films for nearly two decades before retiring from the role with James Mangold’s Logan. But over the course of those seventeen years, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine never donned the Marvel superhero’s comic-accurate classic yellow costume.
While Hugh Jackman will no longer portraying the character and with Marvel Studios now in control of the X-Men franchise following Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox, fans are eager to see who will succeed the Australian actor in the role and a popular choice is Venom star Tom Hardy. Thanks to digital artist Ryan Reviews, a new piece of fan art imagines what Tom Hardy could look like as Hugh Jackman’s successor as he dons the iconic yellow costume Wolverine wears in the comics.
You can check what Tom Hardy could look like as the next Wolverine in the post below.
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So what do you think? Would Tom Hardy be a worthy successor to Hugh Jackman? Are you hoping to finally see the yellow Wolverine suit in a live-action film when Marvel Studios reboots the X-Men franchise? Let us know in the comments below!
When Hugh Jackman was initially cast to play Wolverine in the first X-Men movie, some expressed resistance due to the fact that he was 6’3 – too tall to play what many felt was the definitive height of Wolverine, which hovers around 5’3. In Tom Hardy’s case, he is 5’9 and although that’s still half a foot taller than how the beloved mutant is portrayed in the comics, some may argue that it’d be closer in physique than Hugh Jackman was.
During Marvel Studios Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige confirmed plans to include mutants in the studios’ plans for the future, though no further details were provided. However, the studio is reportedly in no rush to introduce the X-Men to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, meaning it will likely be some time before we learn who will replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. In the meantime, Tom Hardy may have his plate full as he is set to reprise his role as Eddie Brock in Sony’s upcoming sequel to Venom.
Andy Serkis is set to direct Tom Hardy’s Venom sequel. Kelly Marcel will pen the script for Venom 2 with Tom Hardy’s co-stars expected to include returning actors Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson. It is widely believed Sony intends to release Tom Hardy’s Venom 2 on October 2, 2020, a date the studio is currently holding for an untitled Marvel project.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Marvel Studios’ plans for the X-Men and Wolverine!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.