Daniel Radcliffe Explains Why He Won’t Be The MCU’s Wolverine


With the X-Men on their way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a few years, fans have been busying themselves trying to find who the best candidate to play the next Wolverine is. One surprising favorite is Daniel Radcliffe, who’s been at the forefront of the conversation since he jokingly addressed the rumors in a video for Wired earlier this year.

However, don’t expect this fan casting to actually come to fruition. In an interview with Yahoo Movies UK to promote Playmobil: The Movie, the Harry Potter star was asked which other iconic characters he’d like to play on the big screen. The actor replied, though, that he’s not necessarily a fan of starring in a remake of a beloved movie or franchise.

“Most of the films that I love I don’t think I would want to see remade. And I certainly don’t think that I would want to be in the remakes of them.”

The interviewer then brought up the Wolverine rumors, causing Radcliffe to reflect on how his comments to Wired were blown out of proportion and taken out of context. When asked if he’d be up for taking over the part in a few years, the star looked doubtful but said “maybe,” commenting that Wolverine is closer to his height than Hugh Jackman’s in the comics.

So, it looks like it’s back to the drawing board when it comes to finding the MCU’s Logan, then, folks. Thankfully, there are many other popular choices going around. Taron Egerton is another, with the actor making clear that he would love to join the Marvel universe. Then there’s the likes of Scott Eastwood, Keanu Reeves and old favorite, Tom Hardy.

Who do you want to see play Wolverine once the X-Men are rebooted, though? Share your opinions in the usual place down below.