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20 Actors Who Could Play The MCU’s Wolverine

The best thing that the MCU did with Spider-Man was giving us a version that combined elements from a few previous versions from the comics that hadn’t been adapted for the screen yet. So, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man felt completely different from Tobey Maguire’s and Andrew Garfield’s incarnations.

Whoever plays Wolverine next (when the character joins the MCU, eventually), their take on the character should probably be completely different from Hugh Jackman’s version. Jackman is so iconic in the role that the only way to compete with him is to differentiate this manifestation of the character from his.
Updated on September 8th, 2022 by Colin McCormick: With more hints of the mutants arriving in the MCU popping up, fans continue to speculate about which of their favorite mutants will appear. Perhaps the most difficult casting decision that remains is who will succeed Hugh Jackman and play this new version of Wolverine. While there are endless names thrown around for the role, there are still some interesting choices for actors to play the iconic X-Men hero.

Jared Keeso

Jared Keeso pointing in Letterkenny

There are a number of fans who would like to see this new version of Wolverine embrace his Canadian roots. As such, having a Canadian actor take on the role would be a big thrill and Jared Keeso seems to be a great choice.

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Keeso is the creator and star of the hit Canadian comedy series Letterkenny and its recent spinoff Shoresy. He is terrific at playing the gruff tough guy with a hard exterior while also having the ability to bring some humor to the role.

Anthony Starr

The Boys season 3 opening scene with Homelander, Maeve and Starlight

Some fans would also like to see another Australian actor follow in Hugh Jackman’s footsteps for the role of Wolverine. Anthony Starr is becoming one of the fan-favorite television actors with his villainous role as Homelander on The Boys.

While he has shown he can play a truly evil superhero, it is not hard to see him pulling off a more heroic role like Wolverine. Starr’s previous series Banshee showed how well he can play those anti-heroes.

Zahn McClarnon

Zahn McClarnon looking up in a police uniform in Dark Winds

One idea that has come up with the new version of Wolverine is reimagining the character as an Indigenous Canadian. It could be a fascinating way to make the character feel new and explore his backstory in some interesting ways.

Zahn McClarnon has already appeared in the MCU with a small role as Echo’s father in Hawkeye. But with Marvel showing a willingness to cast actors more than once, he would be a great fit for Wolverine. He is the kind of actor who can bring so much presence with very few words.

Logan Marshall-Green

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Logan Marshall-Green is an actor who always seems as though he is one role away from becoming a big star but has yet to find that perfect breakout part. He has appeared as the lead in intense horror thrillers like Upgrade and The Invitation as well as supporting roles in blockbusters, including a brief role as the first Shocker in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Marshall-Green has a gruff but charming quality about him that could work quite well for Wolverine. He would also fit into an ensemble effectively if the MCU decides to keep Wolverine as part of a team rather than in the spotlight.

Walton Goggins

Walton Goggins smirking in Justified

Walton Goggins has also appeared in the MCU already but was criminally underused as the villain Sonny Burch in Ant-Man and the Wasp. But he has just the right wild man persona that could work great for Wolverine.

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He has played the charming yet dangerous character in Justified and has shown off his comedic abilities in projects like The Righteous Gemstones. He even has the hair and the stature that a lot of Wolverine fans would be hoping for in an actor.

Daniel Radcliffe

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Daniel Radcliffe has been a popular fan casting for Wolverine, and his grizzled performance in the little-seen survival thriller Jungle, paired with the unbridled rage he displayed in the more recent Guns Akimbo, proves he’d probably nail the role.

Radcliffe is an actor who is inseparable from his iconic character of Harry Potter. But for him to take on another icon role like Wolverine could allow fans to see another side of Radcliffe and allow him to take on more diverse projects.

Brad Pitt

When Deadpool 2 was in pre-production, Brad Pitt was under consideration for the role of Cable. He ended up playing the Vanisher instead, in a two-second cameo appearance, but he could instead play a different grizzled, ass-kicking X-Man.

Pitt’s Oscar-winning turn in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood proved he could show a range of emotions through a cool-as-ice, hard-as-nails, lethal badass. If Logan’s success has Marvel searching for an older Wolverine, Pitt could be a solid pick.

Ben Affleck

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An outside-the-box choice might be Ben Affleck. There’s little chance that Affleck will take another comic book role, especially with him still playing his Batman role in the DCEU. But Affleck’s darker performances in films like Gone Girl and The Town prove that he could definitely play a great Wolverine.

The best thing about Batfleck was his rage, either shown physically in his brutal aggression as the Bat or simmering silently in quieter scenes as Bruce Wayne. That conflict is transferrable to the role of Wolverine.

Justin Theroux

Justin Theroux looking emotional in Leftovers

A large part of playing Wolverine is in depicting the character’s inner turmoil. This can be tricky to pull off, as it requires an actor to be well-versed in non-verbal communication.

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However, as shown in his performances in HBO’s short-lived, underrated gem The Leftovers and David Lynch’s surreal films Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire, Justin Theroux is terrific at this kind of acting.

Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton in the dark in It Comes At Night

Over the past few years, Joel Edgerton has emerged as one of the finest contemporary actors. All he needs to do is grow out his beard to have the Wolverine look.

And his engrossing performances in recent gems like It Comes at Night, The Gift, Warrior, Loving, and Black Mass have proved that he can convey the wide range of grizzled emotions required to play Wolverine.

Taron Egerton

Eggsy raising his glass in Kingsman

Part of what made Hugh Jackman such a great Wolverine was his versatility as an actor. He could play the many facets of this complex character and Taron Egerton has that quality as an actor as well. He has played the action hero in The Kingsman as well as a music icon in Rocketman.

If the MCU is looking for a younger take on the character Egerton could be an excellent choice. And despite his young age compared to some other choices, it is easy seeing Egerton carrying such a high-profile role.

Jon Bernthal

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Though it looks like his version of the Punisher could show up in the MCU, some fans think Jon Bernthal is right for a different Marvel role. The actor has impressed audiences in a number of projects over the years, but he could really shine as Wolverine.

Bernthal has always nailed characters who have a rage problem and a penchant for brutal violence that get in the way of their drive to do the right thing, like The Walking Dead’s Shane Walsh (before his villainous turn), Fury’s Grady Travis, and of course, Marvel’s Frank Castle. Bernthal can play intense, morally questionable characters who do violent things, but are ultimately likable.

Charlie Hunnam

With roles in big blockbusters like Pacific Rim and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Charlie Hunnam seemed poised to be a big Hollywood player. But when those movies underperformed, he was left searching for that A-list role.

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He carried one long-running serialized narrative as a complex and deeply flawed antihero when he played Jax Teller in FX’s biker drama Sons of Anarchy. He’s a really great actor, and it’s a shame that on the big screen, he’s never been given the material that he deserves. With his physicality and gruffness with an undercurrent of sweetness, Hunnam would make an ideal choice to play Wolverine.

Dafne Keen

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If the MCU decides to go a different route with its version of Wolverine, then the producers might make Logan canon and bring back Dafne Keen’s X-23. It would be a little bit like how the MCU’s Ant-Man is the second incarnation of the character.

With the MCU’s current focus on diversity and bringing in younger heroes like Kate Bishop and Ms. Marvel, perhaps Laura would be a better choice for the MCU’s Wolverine. Keen was very popular and likable in the role and many fans wanted to see her return to the role.

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa Aquaman

As unlikely as it is that Jason Momoa would have time to play one of DC’s most popular superheroes and one of Marvel’s most popular superheroes, everyone’s favorite tattooed badass would make an awesome Wolverine and, perhaps more importantly, a very different Wolverine than the Hugh Jackman incarnation. He could combine Aquaman’s easy charm with Khal Drogo’s intimidating presence.

Momoa’s role in the series See also shows how he could nail this part. He plays a blind warrior whose skill in combat often makes him seem animalistic at times. It is a quality that could be great for Wolverine.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy can do brooding intensity in his sleep – just look at Locke, Bronson, Mad Max: Fury Road, and any Christopher Nolan movie he’s been in – and last year’s Venom proved that he can bring a comic book-y eccentricity to that kind of role that would make him more suitable to be featured in the MCU.

Hardy isn’t the tallest actor, but then Wolverine isn’t the tallest superhero. Hugh Jackman may be over six feet tall (6’2”), but the Wolverine of the comics is actually more on the short side (5’3”), so it would make sense for Marvel Studios to seek out a shorter actor for the reboot. Their greatest success so far has been faithfulness to the comics, and casting a shorter actor would also go a long way towards differentiating this version of Wolverine from the previous one.

Andrew Lincoln

After a lengthy tenure of playing one rage-filled comic book antihero in a popular TV series, perhaps Andrew Lincoln would be interested in starting another one.

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There are a number of primal similarities shared by Rick Grimes and Wolverine, like their unchecked aggression and the fact that they’re tormented by their past. But there are also a lot of big differences that it would make it a fresh challenge for Lincoln. Rick is a born leader, whereas Wolvie prefers to work alone and has to learn to begrudgingly join a team.

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix was close to being in the MCU at one point as one of the actors considered for Doctor Strange. He then went on to make a very different comic book movie with Joker, but there are still some who feel he has a superhero role in his future.

Still, if there’s any chance he would be interested, since he’s a very complex character and would present an intriguing acting challenge, his role in Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here proved he could play a terrific Wolverine.

Oscar Isaac

Fans may have seen Oscar Isaac in Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse playing the titular villain, but that role didn’t do his talents as an actor anywhere near justice. His best-known role is Star Wars’ lovable rogue Poe Dameron, who’s a lot more upbeat than Wolverine, but as his role in Ex Machina proved, he can play a really intense character who isn’t necessarily likable and is unpredictable due to a drinking problem with considerable gusto.

This would make Isaac one of the greatest casting choices for Wolverine if he’s willing to give the X-Men property a second chance. Of course, his recent prominent role as Moon Knight in the MCU makes that very unlikely.

Keanu Reeves

John Wick firing a shotgun

Keanu Reeves is an actor who seems to get talked about a lot with various superhero characters. He has been brought up as a possible casting choice for the likes of Moon Knight and Doctor Strange in the past. But the idea of Reeves playing Wolverine is an exciting choice.

Fans know that Reeves can do action roles in his sleep with enough commitment to the stunts and choreography to sell every fight scene, but it’s his burning intensity that would make him an ideal Wolverine. Imagine the rage and fighting skills of John Wick with the adamantium claws and emotional trauma of Wolverine – he’d be unstoppable!

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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