Who is the next Wolverine?

by Mike W

Wolverine-4-195x300 Who is the next Wolverine?It is totally up in the air if Hugh Jackman will reprise the role of his iconic character, Wolverine. He has played the character since 2000, beginning with his introduction in the X-Men movie and finishing with Logan in 2017. He has starred as the man with claws in a total of 7 movies and will forever be linked to this character, as Robert Downey Jr is to Iron Man. With Father time closing in, his reign as Wolverine could be coming to a close. With that, there are a couple of notable actors who could be a good fit for Wolverine.


Oscar Isaac:

Issac is best known for portraying Poe Dameron in the most recent Star Wars trilogy. He has been a part of a major movie franchise already, aka Star Wars. If it helps, Disney owns Star Wars, so the transition to Marvel would not be a far leap. In addition, he is more than likely going to be part of the next trilogy for the franchise as well.  Other than Star Wars, he has been in films such as Triple Frontier, Annihilation, and X-Men Apocalypse. He is currently taking on a role in the upcoming movie Dune. With his height being 5’8″ to 5’9″, he would be short at least in comparison for the height of Wolverine. Though, Jackman portrayed the role very well despite his lack of height.

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Charlie Hunnam:

I have heard this rumor for a couple of years now. Hunnam definitely fits the physique of being Wolverine. He is a well-known action star that thrives in being the hero. He has starred in movies such as King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Gentleman, Pacific Rim, and The Lost City of Z. As stated before, he has the height, being a towering 6’1″ and maybe looking for a new franchise to get back on track. King Arthur was a disaster and Pacific Rim did not do well at the box office as well. If he does get the role, he is going to have start thinking of dying his hair brown.

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Taron Egerton:

Taron is another actor in the running to portray Wolverine. He does not have the height like Hunnam, but where Hunnam failed in big movies, Egerton relished the opportunity. He earned a Golden Globe Award for his role in Rocketman and was very successful starring in the Kingsman movie franchise. His age is a big deal, as he is only 30 years old, compared to Hunnam, who is already 40. Egerton has denied the rumors in the past, but it could be Marvel has instructed him to do until the time is right.


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Honorable Mention:

I have heard former Game of Thrones actor, Richard Madden, aka Rob Stark, is rumored for the role. With that, he does understand the pressure of carrying an iconic role for a media franchise. He is a bit on the short side and is not well known outside Game of Thrones. Crazy enough, Jason Momoa has popped up in the rumor mill. With his role locked in as Aquaman, it might not be likely. Though he fits the physical features of the role, he would only be cast for the role unless DCEU decides to reboot the whole movie universe.

Keanu Reeves has always been a hot choice for this role, but with his age of 56, it might not be ideal for him. The character of Wolverine would require years of commitment that Keanu may not want to honor. Either way, Wolverine’s first appearance in Incredible Hulk #181 will roar to new heights once there is a confirmed actor for the role. Anyways, who do you think will take up the mantle of Wolverine?

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rmagnum8 May 5, 2020 - 12:04 am

I could care less if the actor that ends up playing wolverine looks like him. I think where they have to nail it this time around is height(we need a 5′ 7 5′ 8″ actor, Athletic, and Witty as all hell.. Then let make up costume and CGI take care of the rest .. My first choice is Stephen Dorf, but I think he is on the wrong side of 40 or early 50 already, but he is a niche actor that cracks me up and a total smart ass in every role he plays..
My second choice would be Zac Effort.. I mean it would be a change of pace from his usual corky cute silly roles he plays, but he fits the bill in looks, he’s young, Witty, and super athletic..
My third choice would be a tie between Scott Caan and Taron Egerton.. Either would be great but the latter seems like the better long term play..

Don’t shun Incredible Hulk #180 as the Actual First Appearance of Wolverine, in cameo, but a VERY STRONG First cameo appearance.. IH 181 is the Grail of grails , but we have to remember its the First Full Appearance of Wolverine (and First Cover App haha).. I honestly think we need to stop using the term “First Appearance” with IH 181 (and always use First FULL App) since IH 180 cameo App is such a solid Cameo Appearance and a heavily sought after book..

Mike, I really enjoy reading your blogs.. I will be frank, you, Norm, and Tuck are my guys on here.. Appreciate you!

Mike W May 5, 2020 - 10:47 pm

On the actor issue, i agree as well. It needs to be a young, but sort of well known actor. It does not necessarily have to be an English actor.
As for the first appearance, it is all about the grading people (CGC, CBCS, etc..). They decide on which issue will make money. Many people will say 180 is the full appearance of Wolverine. Others will say 181.
The same with Hulk # 1 and Hulk # 2 for Red Hulk, but i will save that for another blog.
Thanks for the comments.

rmagnum8 May 5, 2020 - 12:06 am

*Zac Effron .. stupid spell check haha

Clay Quartermain May 5, 2020 - 1:29 am

Did something change while I’ve been away aging into middle age? Wolverine is a short, thick little man.

Mike W May 5, 2020 - 10:48 pm

Ironically enough, people have this image of Wolverine having a giant height of at least 6 feet.

Jeremy May 5, 2020 - 4:36 pm

Wolverine is short in the comics anyway right. What about tom hardy

Mike W May 5, 2020 - 10:49 pm

Wolverine is listed as 5’3 in the comics, but perception believes he should be taller.
Tom Hardy sounds good. Would it sound crazy that he could finish Venom in about 2-3 years and jump to be Wolverine?
What you think?

Jeremy May 6, 2020 - 10:27 pm

I think it’s possible if Disney can wait that long to start making all the money they have lost since this pandemic.

Mike W May 7, 2020 - 6:36 pm

It is possible since fans will be movie crazed with this pandemic going on. What about Jason Momoa? He could jump ship as DC is crumbling in the movie business.


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