The X-Men’s anticipated formal entry into the MCU seems quite inevitable as many Marvel fans continue to rally and fan-cast the mutants, especially Wolverine.
As we know, Australian actor Hugh Jackman portrayed the role for 17 long years, until 2017’s Logan, but now it’s time for someone else to step up and don the metal claws. While a lot of big names have been around the corner like the fan-favorite Daniel Radcliffe to Punisher’s Jon Bernthal, however, we do not have a word on any official casting as of now by Marvel.
Who Can Play The Next Wolverine In MCU?
This past week, Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo sat down with ComicBook.com and when asked which character they’d like to see ex- Captain America, Chris Evans portray aside from Cap, they surprisingly said Wolverine. While we are certain that this is never happening in the future, this did take the Internet with boom, with many creators having some fun with the idea. BossLogic took the chance to post on Instagram last night to reveal his version of Evans as Wolverine.
“For you guys requesting what Joe @therussobrothers said. I made one year’s back as a joke 😂 @ChrisEvans #Wolverine,” they wrote.
You can see the art below:
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“If you had to work with Evans on another Marvel film, from the Multiverse as a different character, who are you putting him in the movie as?” ComicBook.com‘s Brandon Davis asked the Russos. After Davis clarified Evans had to be a different character besides Captain America, Joe Russo replied, “Wolverine,” to which Anthony Russo admitted was a good call.
“Evans has incredible range and great physicality, and he’s real good at body control,” Joe Russo continued. “He’s an incredible actor. I don’t mean this in a bad way, but he’s nothing like Captain America. Steve Rogers is very controlled and quiet, understated. Chris is energetic and funny and charismatic, and he brings a lot of energy to set. I’d love to see him do something like Wolverine.”
Chris Evans Will Be Next Seen In The Gray Man by Russos
Chris Evans will be now seen in The Gray Man by Russos. This previous month, Netflix released the trailer for the movie which boasts of a heavy star cast like Ryan Gosling, Regé-Jean Page, Ana de Armas, Billy Bob Thornton, and Alfre Woodard.
“We didn’t have to sell Chris on the role; Chris sold us, in a way,” Joe Russo told Den of Geek. “We were talking to him as we were wrapping up Infinity War and then Avengers: Endgame about what’s next for him or where he wanted to go in his career, and he said, ‘You know what? I’m comfortable enough in my life and the work I’ve done that I’m just interested in taking risks moving forward, and I just want to play challenging characters.’ So it seemed obvious to us that the right move here would be to offer Chris the sociopath and not the hero.”
The Gray Man will release in select theaters on July 15th while it will premiere on Netflix on July 22nd.