New artwork imagines Venom star Tom Hardy as Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine successor for the big screen.
With Disney now owning the rights to the X-Men, we can finally see Wolverine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately, Hugh Jackman officially retired from the role all the way back in 2017 with James Mangold’s Logan, which some have dubbed the character’s swan song. The show must go on, which means the MCU has to now find another actor to play Wolverine. A number of names have been thrown around over the last few years, but one of the best candidates for the role is Venom star Tom Hardy.
Tom Hardy is no stranger to comic book films, having played Bane in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises and Venom and for Sony. Hardy was also originally considered for the role of Wolverine for Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class. Upon hearing this news, Instagram user “Mizuri” created this design that shows off what Hardy could look like as Wolverine. Check it out below.
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While it’s highly unlikely that Tom Hardy would star as Wolverine considering Venom has been folded into the MCU, it’s still a fantastic hypothetical design. Besides, Hardy would have made a great Wolverine if things had worked out differently. The 44-year-old star would have certainly honored Hugh Jackman’s legacy as the character whilst also putting his own spin on the classic X-Men hero.
Tom Hardy was last seen in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:
“After finding a host body in investigative reporter Eddie Brock, the alien symbiote must face a new enemy, Carnage, the alter ego of serial killer Cletus Kasady.”
Directed by Andy Serkis from a script written by Kelly Marcel, the film stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, and Woody Harrelson.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be available digitally on November 23rd and on 4K Ultra USH, Blu-Ray, and DVD on December 14th. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.