‘X-Men’: Scott Eastwood Expresses Interest In Being The Next Wolverine

Scott Eastwood Wolverine X-MenDirector James Mangold’s Logan marked Hugh Jackman’s final appearance as Wolverine after first taking on the role in 2000’s X-Men. Although the film was only released in March, fans are already looking towards future and suggesting potential candidates who could succeed Jackman as the popular X-Men hero. Now, Pacific Rim Uprising star Scott Eastwood has expressed his interested in playing Wolverine during an interview with ComicBook.com at New York Comic Con.

Although Eastwood had a supporting role in Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad, the actor has yet to star in the lead role of superhero film. When asked which superhero role he would be interested in tackling, Eastwood replied:

“Weapon X. I mean, Logan! You gotta give it to Wolverine! Wolverine, all day.”

Do you think Eastwood is a good choice to be the next Wolverine? Share your thoughts below!

Fans can continue to relive Hugh Jackman’s final performance as Wolverine with the Logan home video release.

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, the film 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  and will be released on Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on May 23.

Source: ComicBook.com

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So it’s probably safe to assume everyone here has seen Logan? Well, based on how well it did in the box-office I think 20th Century Fox is taking notes. Now that they have both Deadpool and Logan under their belts, I’m sure they will be bringing more X-Men characters to the big screen as soon as possible.

There are so many great X-Men arcs to choose from, but I think focusing on personal stories and fewer characters is a way to ensure the movie connects with an audience. Mutants were originally composed as a metaphor for the Civil Rights movement, and that issue is still very much so alive in our society. I’m not saying every movie needs to be political, but they all have the potential to be about so much more than destruction and boss battles. Fox focuses on smaller, personal stories that show mutants in a different light. Sure they can kick ass, but let’s make sure they always feel like real people, as Logan did.

Hit Next to see the eight mutants I think Fox should bring to the big screen next!

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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