Sandra Bullock is encouraging Marvel to make her The Lost City co-star Daniel Radcliffe’s fan-casting of Wolverine a reality.
Wolverine, previously owned by Sony, had his final run in 2017, with Hugh Jackman saying goodbye to the character in Logan. Since then, fans have been clamoring for a return of the character as well as a new actor to play him. The authority currently lies with Disney, who appears to be preparing to bring him back, and Daniel is the favorite to portray him.
Radcliffe and Bullock were questioned about fans casting him as the steely clawed Logan while chatting to It’s Gone Viral for Paramount’s upcoming action film The Lost City. Radcliffe answered by saying that he hears the requests for him to join the MCU on a daily basis. Marvel Studios, on the other hand, has yet to contact him directly.
It’s Gone Viral quipped, “I mean, Dan, it must have been weird waking up to find you were cast as Wolverine.”
Radcliffe said, “Mate, that’s been happening to me semi-annually for the last three years.”
“Why don’t you just do it?” Bullock inquired.
“Because no one’s asking me in reality, Sandra. It’s just like Twitter speculation,” Radcliffe explained.
“Wolverine people, can you please just f***ing cast him. Just do it. Stop tiptoeing around and having people ask at press junkets. Just cast the man,” Bullock replied.
With The X-Men now under the Marvel and Disney banner, it’s only a matter of time before Wolverine and the other mutants join Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Thor, and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes on the big screen. Will the yellow and blue spandex be worn by Daniel Radcliffe?
During the press tour for The Lost City, Radcliffe was asked about playing Wolverine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time. On The View to promote the romantic comedy, Radcliffe revealed why he believes fans continue to cast him in the part. “This is something that comes up every so often — because in the comics Wolverine is short, so every so often everyone’s like ‘Who’s a short actor?’ — but there’s never been any actual truth to it,” said Radcliffe.
Radcliffe went on to say that answering the question bores him, and that he now laughs about it. “So the other day I was like, ‘Prove me wrong Marvel…’ and then that has ignited a whole thing. But yeah, I think it’s because Wolverine in the comics is fairly short – I think it’s people going, ‘Who’s a short actor? Him! He could maybe play him!’,” he said.
That isn’t to imply the actor is against the idea. “I don’t see them going from Hugh Jackman to me.”
Radcliffe was recently asked about Wolverine on Good Morning Britain. When it came to joining Marvel, the actor answered, “never say never.” When shown a Photoshopped version of his face on Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine torso, he said, “That’s a very flattering mockup someone’s done. I keep getting asked about it and I always try to say, ‘No, it’s not happening. It’s just a Twitter rumor.’ But everyone just keeps taking that as confirmation. It’s just fan theory at the moment. I welcome the comparison. Who wouldn’t like to be compared to Hugh Jackman.”
Several performers and characters from Fox’s X-Men franchise have previously appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Last February, Evan Peters, who played Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver in Fox’s series, appeared as a new version of the character in WandaVision’s sixth episode. Even if he was shown to be someone altogether different, there are still ramifications and fan theories to consider. When the second teaser for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released two months ago, it included the voice of Patrick Stewart, who many assume played Charles Xavier/Professor X in Fox’s series. The universe in which Fox’s series was set is anticipated to intersect with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future film, much like Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker versions did in Spider-Man: No Way Home last December.
So, fret not, Radcliffe fans: there’s still a possibility you and Sandra Bullock may get your Wolverine fantasies fulfilled. Meanwhile, Radcliffe will next be seen in The Lost City, which will be released in UK theaters on April 15.