Daniel Radcliffe reacts to 'Wolverine' MCU fan casting rumor: 'Prove me wrong, Marvel'
Daniel Radcliffe's transformation from wizard to Wolverine is eagerly anticipated by Marvel fans. Ever since Hugh Jackman announced that he will not be repeating his role as Logan, rumors of the Harry Potter star, 32, being replaced as the iconic X-Men character has been doing the rounds. Daniel has now shredded all rumors of fans casting him in Wolverine.
While attending the SXSW festival premiere of his film 'The Lost City' in Austin's Paramount Theatre on Saturday, March 12, the Harry Potter star addressed the rumor. Laughing off the rumors of him being considered as Wolverine, Radcliffe told ComicBook.com, "So many times, people come to me like, 'Hey man, heard the 'Wolverine' news. That's pretty cool.' And I'm like, 'Mate, it's not, I don't know anything about it.'"
Radcliffe stated that he would be interested in playing the clawed superhero, although Marvel is unlikely to take that way. He, however, did appreciate his fans' excitement and desire for a "small person" to play Wolverine in accordance with comic book tradition. "Like, I appreciate that somebody is clearly going like, 'Wolverine's actually short in the comic books, you should get like a short guy to do it!' " said the actor.
However, the actor didn't completely dismiss the concept by saying, "But who knows? Prove me wrong, Marvel." "But I don't see myself, I don't see them going from Hugh Jackman to me," Daniel continued.
Meanwhile, Hugh's last appearance as Wolverine was in the 2017 film 'Logan.' The 53-year-old actor stated at the time that he took the choice to leave the role after meeting comedian Jerry Seinfeld. When Hugh questioned Jerry about ending his smash-hit sitcom 'Seinfeld' after nine consecutive seasons, Jerry told him, "I've always believed, you should never spend everything creatively because it's almost herculean to start up again. You should always have something in the tank.' Leave the party before it gets too late kind of theory." The answer allegedly inspired him to retire as Wolverine.
Hugh, however, appeared to indicate to his fans that he would resume his role as the mutant last July. Taking to his social media 'The Greatest Showman' reuploaded a Bosslogic fan art depicting Wolverine extending his claws and added fuel to the fire by sharing a photo of himself with Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige.