'Hard pass': Fans fume as 'Stranger Things' star Dacre Montgomery sets record straight on portraying Wolverine

'Hard pass': Fans fume as 'Stranger Things' star Dacre Montgomery sets record straight on portraying Wolverine
Dacre Montgomery shut down rumors of him portraying Wolverine in Marvel movies (Roy Rochlin/Getty Images, Twitter/Dacre Montgomery)

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA: Dacre Montgomery set himself as an up-and-coming star after playing school bully Billy Hargrove in the blockbuster Netflix series 'Stranger Things'. To cement his success in Hollywood even further, the Australian actor played TV director Steve Binder in Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis' and delivered a striking performance. Known for his rugged looks and striking resemblance to a typical Alpha male as per fans, rumors soon started to swirl around that he could be playing the iconic role of Wolverine in Marvel movies. The badass role was previously portrayed by the iconic Hugh Jackman. However, the actor has set the record straight about this rumored casting.

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The 28-year-old 'Elvis' actor has shot down the rumors of him playing Wolverine. He told The Daily Telegraph that Hugh Jackman helped him early on in his career and that his advice is more important to him than landing a big role in a major franchise. He said, "Hugh has become a good friend and a mentor of mine. I feel like it is an amazing opportunity as a newcomer in the Australian acting world to craft my own story, to craft my own path and journey and Hugh has been a really amazing advocate of mine. I almost wouldn’t want to do that whole scenario injustice by trying to step into that space."

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Montgomery continued, "This is an interesting moment for me, I am not really interested in doing a superhero film, it doesn’t really interest me at this point. I am really trying to craft something that my childhood self really dreamt of when I watched small independent films with cool filmmakers and gritty engaging harrowing stories. But I still love to go to the cinema and watch stuff like X Men." While the actor himself has denied that he is playing the role, many are still furious at the idea of a younger actor portraying the legendary role while there are other more seasoned actors. 

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Dacre Montgomery shared a fan art reimagining himself as Wolverine. (Twitter/Dacre Montgomery)
Dacre Montgomery shared a fan art reimagining himself as Wolverine (Twitter/Dacre Montgomery)

'Red ranger isn't ready'

One user said, "That is a hard!! pass!!" Another user tweeted, "Depends on which version, teenage or adult. And honestly idk who should play wolverine but probably Taron Egerton. Dacre Montgomery suits Johnny Storm more."

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One more person wrote, "Taron Egerton is my first and only pick. Dacre Montgomery would make a great Gambit in my opinion but he's definitely too pretty to play Wolverine." Another user said, "I can’t help but think Disney and the MCU are going to do something stupid like cast some Taron Egerton or Dacre Montgomery as Wolverine."

One user said, "The red ranger isn't ready for this role." Another user said, "Nah they need to go unknown for wolverine besides he isn’t too much of a pretty boy we already had that before also need someone shorter for short men representation I want to see short kings get seen in the media get a young guy who’s 5’5 I."

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