Hugh Jackman removed his claws as the Wolverine in Logan. With Jackman's exit and Sophie Tunersâ€™ upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the era of the X-men is nearing its end and with-it Marvelâ€™s plan to reboot the series with new casts, one of which is Hugh Jackmanâ€™s Wolverine. While it is beyond our imagination to imagine our hero with the perfect sideburns, leather-jacket-wearing, clawing character as non-other than Jackman, Dark Phoenix's director Simon Kinberg talked about his own ideas and whom he wishes to see playing Logan in future mutant movies.
While the future of the X-Men franchise hasnâ€™t been revealed, the X-Men producer had previously also hinted that fans will see more of Wolverine in the future. Speaking during a Television Critics Association panel, producer Lauren Shuler Donner had then discussed the possibilities of a new Wolverine. And now it looks like the selection of the next Wolverine is on the roll.
Talking to GamesRadar, Dark Pheonix director Kinberg said, "I canâ€™t imagine anybody but Hugh Jackman playing itâ€¦ but if I think about actors who are just really interesting, and that Iâ€™d love to work with, Tom Hardy comes to mind; Richard Madden I think is a great actorâ€™â€™.
Fans have in fact also made a rendition of how Hardy will look like as the next Wolverine.
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Grown and gotten to love Jackman as Wolverine, Kinberg is also at the edge about living up to fansâ€™ expectations as the new Wolverine after Jackmanâ€™s iconic print as the mutant with his three retractable claws. "It needs time, and presumably, as Disney begins to think about this, [I'm] sure they'll have ideas on that."
"One of the things that was so great about Hugh is that he was an unknown actor. He was a musical theatre actor from Australia that no one really knew. So I think if ever there was going to be a new Wolverine, I think the best place to look would be to discover somebody newâ€™â€™ Kinberg told comicbook. Â