Tom Hardy becomes Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine successor in a new piece of fan art that imagines the Venom actor as the clawed X-Men hero.
In 2017, Hugh Jackman retired from the role of Wolverine with Logan, an X-Men spin-off that also marked Patrick Stewart’s last outing as Professor X. Now, with Marvel Studios overseeing the future of the mutants following Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Wolverine and the rest of the X-Men will be rebooted and join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Digital artist Mizuri recently took to Instagram to offer fans a look at what Venom star Tom Hardy could look like replacing Hugh Jackman as the next live-action Wolverine. In the piece, Tom Hardy can be seen with a yellow and blue Wolverine costume that pays homage to the character’s look in the comics. You can see Tom Hardy replacing Hugh Jackman as Wolverine below.
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Who’s your pick for Wolverine ? – @tomhardy, The Wolverine ! – Tom Hardy is probably my favourite fancast for the next Wolverine, and although he’s already playing Venom, he would definitely nail the role in my opinion. Here’s an artwork I did, suiting him up as Wolvy! Hope you guys like it . – Inspiration: @bosslogic . – Follow me for more! @mizuriofficial
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.
Tom Hardy is set to reprise his role as Eddie Brock in the upcoming 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.
Venom follows Eddie Brock as he attempts to revive his journalism career by investigating the Life Foundation only to come into contact with an alien symbiote that bonds with him, granting him powers and transforming him into the titular anti-hero. It’s the second iteration of Venom seen on the silver screen as Topher Grace played the iconic character in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3.
Meanwhile, Marvel Studios now holds the rights to Wolverine and the rest of the X-Men thanks to Disney’s acquisition of key 21st Century Fox entertainment assets. The studio is expected to reboot the X-Men franchise. However, Marvel Studios is currently continuing ahead into Phase 4 without the mutants.
Stay tuned for the latest news on Tom Hardy, Hugh Jackman, Venom and Wolverine!
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos