With the X-Men franchise set for a major reboot under the Marvel Studios umbrella, it is only a matter of time before we get a new Wolverine. It is hard to imagine anyone other than Hugh Jackman take up that mantle, but rumors have it that Charlie Hunnam is in the running to become the new Logan.
Will Hunnam become the next Wolverine?
Charlie Hunnam has been open about his desire to play a superhero on the big screens but has not landed a role. While the Sons of Anarchy star is not the biggest name in Hollywood, fans have been very outspoken about him taking on the coveted part.
We have no idea what Kevin Feige has planned for the X-Men franchise now that Disney owns the rights, but we do know that Hugh Jackman is done with the role.
According to We Got This Covered, Jackman recently admitted that he is finished playing the iconic superhero. The actor also revealed that he would like to see someone younger take on the part. It is unclear when the casting process will begin, but it is not hard seeing Hunnam in the role. Whether or not he is cast for the part, of course, is yet to be seen. But we can always hope that it happens.
Fan depicts Charlie Hunnam as Wolverine
While we wait to learn more, some creative fans have shared images of what Hunnam might look like as Wolverine. The photo, which was shared on social media, shows Hunnam rocking a beard that looks exactly what Jackman sported as Logan. Hunnam is also wearing a leather jacket in the picture, which is a reference to Wolverine’s favorite coat.
Based on the image, we have to admit that Hunnam would make an amazing Wolverine. Not only can he pull off the look, but he has experience playing violent characters and would probably be comfortable in the role. He also has the support from a lot of fans, which would make transitioning from Jackman a little easier.
Hunnam is not the only one who could land the role
Charlie Hunnam is not the only person in Hollywood who is up for the role. There are plenty of leading men who would love to land the part and kick off the next phase of the X-Men universe. That said, one of the most popular choices at the moment is Danny DeVito.
Although fans are clearly joking about casting DeVito, an online petition to make him the next Wolverine has already garnered 20,000 votes.
No matter who replaces Jackman, they clearly have big shoes to fill. Jackman’s last outing as the character was in the 2017 film, Logan, which is easily one of the best X-Men movies to date. There have also been rumors that Jackman might reprise his role one last time for a Deadpool crossover.
Jackman recently revealed that Ryan Reynolds has been hounding him to appear in a future Deadpool film, though it did not sound like he was sole on the idea.
How has Charlie Hunnam responded to the Wolverine rumors?
Hunnam, unfortunately, has not said anything about the chances of him playing Wolverine. The franchise is currently gearing up for its latest movie, Dark Phoenix, which is scheduled to open in theaters on June 7.
Once Dark Phoenix is out of the way, we should learn more about where the franchise is headed under Feige’s guidance. Dark Phoenix centers around the story of Jean Grey and stars the likes of Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Jessica Chastain, and Evan Peters. Jackman is not expected to make an appearance as Wolverine in the film.
While Charlie Hunnam has remained quiet about his superhero future, he did make an appearance at this year’s Motor City Comic Con. The actor joined forces with his former Sons of Anarchy co-star, Ryan Hurst, to teach a class on yoga. Thousands of fans attended the event for a chance to meet Hunnam, but only a few got the opportunity to sit in on the yoga course.