Now that Hugh Jackman has retired from the role of Wolverine and with Disney’s purchase of 20th Century Fox about to be finalised it can’t be long until a new actor takes on the role. Dark Phoenix will be the first X-Men film without the character and Marvel are yet to announce any plans for that part of their franchise once they have control but he could appear in the end credits scene of an upcoming film. Just imagine the audience reaction if he were to turn up after Avengers: Endgame.
Here are five actors who could take on the role.
5. Scott Eastwood
The son of Hollywood legend Clint is an up and coming action star with roles in films like Suicide Squad, Fast & Furious 8 and Pacific Rim Uprising. He also bears a resemblance to Hugh Jackman so would be easy for audience to accept. As of now he is yet to take the lead in a major film but the family name would look good on a poster.
4. Tom Hardy
Hardy has often been mentioned as a replacement for Jackman. To be fair Tom Hardy is mentioned for every major male role from Bond to Batman. He has the look and the screen presence but now that he is the lead in the Venom franchise it is highly unlikely that he will play the feral mutant.
3. Daniel Radcliffe
The former Harry Potter star has jokingly thrown his hat in the ring for the role. Of all his contemporaries he is the one with the height to be comic books accurate but does not have the physical presence. If he was cast he does have a fanbase that he would bring with him.
2. Dacre Montgomery
It worked casting a young Australian once so why not do it again. The breakout star of the second season of Stranger Things, where he played the villain, has already been the lead in the recent Power Ranger film proving he has some range. He has the aggression and charisma for the role and is a star on the rise.
1. Tyler Hoechlin
Hoechlin played a werewolf for six years on Teen Wolf and is now Superman in CW’s Arrowverse. He ticks both the animalistic and superheroic boxes required for the role and can pull off the hair and chops that are needed. Whether he can look good killing a man while smoking a cigar has yet to be revealed.
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