According To Hugh Jackman, Tom Hardy Could Replace Him As Wolverine

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Hugh Jackman has been talking about his exit as one of the X-Men’s most iconic superheroes. That’s right, Jackman has been toying with the idea that the next solo Wolverine film will be the last time he plays the Canadian mutant. Taking a page out of Jerry Seinfeld’s book, always leaving them wanting more, Jackman will hang up the claws following the film. With that announcement, discussion as to who the person that could replace Jackman has cropped up.

Even Jackman has gotten in on the discussion a little bit revealing who he thinks could take on the mantle of Wolverine.

According to Jackman, he could see Tom Hardy playing a good, younger Wolverine. Given Hardy’s success in Mad Max: Fury Road — the best-reviewed blockbuster this year so far — he could very well take on that role and have a successful time doing so.

Jackman has said he’s often asked about which younger actors might do a good job in replacing him, but he also hasn’t given it a lot of thought. As he put it:

“I don’t want to make it too easy on the studio to replace me,” he joked.

You can see it in the clip below:

Jackman who’s 46, has played Wolverine for over a decade. While the idea of Wolverine working his way into the MCU could possibly happen the same way it did for Spider-Man — as Wolverine has been a staple member of the Avengers throughout the years —Marvel could find a new actor to fill the position, like it did with Spider-Man. But that’s speculative at best.

The new solo Wolverine movie is still untitled and depending on who you ask, it will focus on the Old Man Logan storyline from the comics with Hugh Jackman as the surly superhero, it will hit the big screens on March 3, 2017. Who would you like to see play the role of Wolverine? Do you think Tom Hardy would make a good X-Man? Let us know in the comments section below or on social media.

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Last Updated on November 28, 2018.


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