Rephrasing the role of Wolverine will not be an easy task. Hugh Jackman will always be associated with the beloved mutant. As such, finding his replacement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be a challenge, to say the least. That’s why Joe Russo, co-director of Avengers: Infinity War Y Avengers Endgame, has compared it to a remake of Batman.
The Russo brothers are currently promoting the release of their new movie, Cherry, starring our current Spider-Man, Tom Holland. During a recent appearance at the Lights Camera Bar stool podcast, Joe russo discussed having someone else take on the role of Wolverine, though it’s not something I officially have a say in, given that the Russos are not currently working with Marvel Studios. From what we know anyway. This is what he had to say about it.
“Recognizing him on screen is very difficult because Hugh Jackman’s performance is final. It’s like bat Man; You have to really think of a way to do it, you have to find the right actor to come in and give a really different take on that character. But I would really love to see it on screen. “
Batman is at the top of the list in terms of recognizable and beloved comic book characters. So having Glutton Anywhere nearby that makes for a challenge, in terms of bringing a new version to life. But Hugh Jackman played the character for nearly two full decades, beginning in the 2000s. X Men, right up Logan in 2017. After that, he hung up his claws. Jackman has been adamant that he will not return to the role for years to come.
No actor has played Batman for so long in live action. Kevin Conroy has voiced the character since the late ’80s, although that’s a little different. So while comparisons to Batman can be made, this is a unique situation. Speaking further, Joe Russo explained that a break is probably the best way to go before introducing a new iteration. Russo also expressed his desire to try and bring Wolverine to the MCU.
“I think it’s best to take a break, without hesitation. You need a [palate cleanser]You should rinse the towel a bit, let everyone enjoy what it was, and then think of something new. But I’d love to try Wolverine sometime. “
We have had almost four years of palate cleansing. At that time, Disney bought Fox and obtained the rights to the X-Men franchise. Given some of what has been happening in the MCU, specifically in WandaVision, we have every reason to believe that mutants are on their way sooner rather than later. That means we will eventually get to Wolverine. An actor will have to step up and try to fill in the shoes Hugh Jackman left behind. It will not be an easy task. You can see the full interview with Joe Russo in his episode of Lights Camera Bar stool podcast.
Topics: Wolverine, X-Men, Batman