Recently, the rumor of Daniel Radcliffe playing The Wolverine circulated on the internet. Adding to that, netizens and MCU-heads created various fan arts and posters portraying the Seasoned Hollywood actor as The Wolverine for MCU X-men movies. This added to the ongoing spark regarding what’s next for MCU. Here’s a look at what we know!
End of The Infinity Saga: What now?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the widely followed film franchises existing in the entertainment space right now. Characters like Iron Man, Captain America have a crazy following among youngsters and millennials. After the end of The Infinity Saga, MCU has been teasing story arcs like Multiverse through its releases.
Fox Studio’s X-Men And MCU
Following the much-anticipated release of Spiderman No Way Home, MCU has now an array of many possibilities that one can explore in terms of storylines and characters. One such untouched section of Marvel Comics is the X-Men.
As Spiderman opened the possibilities of the concept of Multiverse, several speculations have been flowing on the internet regarding the inculcation of many fan-favorite characters – The X-men and Wolverine. After the release of Logan (2017), Wolverine’s legacy ended with that of Hugh Jackman’s character’s demise.
However, after the fan anticipated cameo of Professor X in the Trailer of Doctor Strange and The Multiverse of Madness, fans are holding their horses for an announcement of a new Wolverine movie or appearance, with the Harry Potter series star Daniel Radcliffe playing the title character.
Daniel Radcliffe As Wolverine?
Daniel Radcliffe is known for his title role in The Harry Potter series, and more movies. While he is a versatile actor and possesses the physical factor of The Wolverine and traits of Logan, playing a superhero will be a new experience and a challenging one too.
MCU has built up the reputation of hiring stars in their recent films; like that of Kit Harrington and Angelina Jolie in The Inhumans. Thus the possibility of Daniel Radcliffe playing this character does appear feasible. But it still seems improbable due to the fact that Daniel Radcliffe is very selective for his roles. Even with fans backing him as The Wolverine; with various fan-made posters, Daniel shut down these rumors by completely denying the rumor; much to the sadness of the fans.
If Marvel does introduce X Men and Other Franchises, it’ll be a matter of great debate that if there will be fresh castings for iconic characters like Sir Patrick Stewart/James McCavoy for Professor X, or if they’ll try and bring new actors on the table.
Moreover, since Hugh Jackman has confirmed that he will never return to the Marvel Franchise as Wolverine, a character with such a fan following will definitely be cast accordingly by the Marvel executives, so that they can reignite the same following at the time of Hugh Jackman.
What’s Cooking in MCU?
MCU meanwhile is gearing up for presenting its next story arcs and sagas. One of them is rumored to be the Secret Wars Saga, with prominent roles of Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury and Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel.
On the later part of that road, MCU has plans to include the X-men and Fantastic 4 universe. This should feature popular characters like Deadpool, Wolverine, Magneto, Professor X, Quick Silver, Raven, etc.
However, the question of who might play Wolverine. And if that actor is Daniel Radcliffe still remains a mystery since no official announcement is made from Marvel’s side.