'X-Men: Supernova': Will Tom Hardy Replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine?
After nine films and three trilogies over a span of 17 years, Hugh Jackman finally bid goodbye to his role as Wolverine. As a result, fans have been left wondering what the Australian actor’s departure from the “X-Men” franchise means for the future of the series.
We saw the immortal metal-clawed mutant breathe his last at the end of “Logan,” which is the third and final standalone Wolverine film in the “X-Men” franchise. However, that does not necessarily mean the end for the character.
Ever since Jackman announced that he was done playing Wolverine, there has been a lot of speculation about who would replace the actor for the role. In an earlier interview with MTV, the actor has already revealed his top choice to play the new Wolverine: Tom Hardy.
“He’s younger than me for sure,” Jackman said. “I think Tom Hardy would be a great Wolverine.” However, one issue with the recasting is that there has never been a young Wolverine in the “X-Men” universe, because of his slow aging process. Jackman has played the role Wolverine across several timelines, including cameos in “X-Men: First Class,” “X-Men: Apocalypse” and also played the lead in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
This means that Wolverine will eventually be recast but not without consultation with Jackman, as Simon Kinberg, producer and writer of the “X-Men” franchise, recently revealed.
"We haven't even thought about the next iteration of Wolverine," Kinberg told Deadline. "I can't visualize in my head another Wolverine, but if that day ever comes, we would talk to Hugh about it."
We already know that Jackman wants Hardy to replace him for the role and since “X-Men: Supernova” is expected to start filming this June with a 2018 release in mind, hopes are high that we’ll get to see Hardy as the new Wolverine in the upcoming sequel.
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