Pablo Schreiber Shuts Down Wolverine Rumors: ‘It Was Blown Out of Proportion’
Pablo Schreiber is finally setting the record straight regarding those Wolverine rumors. Earlier this year, fans buzzed about the possibility of the Halo star suiting up as the X-Men mutant after he mentioned talks with Marvel. However, Schreiber has now confirmed that even though he’d love to take the Wolverine torch from Hugh Jackman, there are no plans at this time.
Pablo Schreiber said he spoke to Marvel, which sparked Wolverine casting rumors
Back in March, Schreiber caught fans’ attention when he spoke about Wolverine on the Bingeworthy podcast. He revealed that he “flirted” with Marvel about joining the MCU, as Schreiber has been a fan since childhood.
“You know I’ve seen [fancast] things pop up a lot. I’ve had a bunch of discussions with Marvel at different points in my career,” he said. “We’ve never been able to find the right thing at the right time, but I’d certainly be open to that.”
Schreiber did not confirm that he would play Wolverine in the future, but the podcast conversation was enough to spark fan discussions on social media. Some had long wished for the Candy actor to play Wolverine, while others didn’t so much support the idea. A few fans pointed out that Schreiber was too tall to accurately portray the character, who stands at 5-foot-3.
“Pablo Schreiber says he was in talks with Marvel Studios to play Wolverine, but at [6-foot-5] he just needs to accept that it’s his family destiny to become the MCU Sabretooth,” one person wrote.
Meanwhile, others said Schreiber had the lean-yet-muscular physique that would be a perfect fit for Wolverine.
“Pablo Schreiber would make a damn good Wolverine. He’s fantastic in Halo,” another user added.
Pablo Schreiber recently said his comments were ‘blown out of proportion’
Now, in a new interview with GQ, Schreiber revealed his “talks with Marvel” weren’t quite that serious and haven’t continued. He said the rumors about him playing Wolverine were “totally blown out of proportion.”
“Somebody asked me who my favorite superhero was, and in interviews I’ve said Wolverine a few times. I grew up with him. The follow-up was, ‘Would you ever be interested in playing Wolverine?’ Of course, who wouldn’t be interested in that?” he explained.
Regarding his conversations with Marvel, Schreiber said he has “been talking with Marvel since the beginning of my career.” However, it was never specifically about planning a Wolverine role.
“Every time I do something new, they’re watching, they’re interested, and we’ve been looking for different things to do,” he added. “There were never any actual conversations about Wolverine, the character, as it pertains to me, and as far as I know, there is no plan for a Wolverine sequel.”
And for what it’s worth, Schreiber agrees with the whole height thing.
“You have that small complication of Wolverine in the actual Marvel Universe being, I believe, 5-foot-3, and I’m 6-foot-5,” he said. “It’s a small difference.”
Daniel Radcliffe became the subject of similar rumors earlier this year
Schreiber wasn’t the only actor who experienced Wolverine rumors this year. Around the same time, The Lost City star Daniel Radcliffe found himself fighting off fancasts. As flattering as it was to be considered by fans, Radcliffe admitted he didn’t see Marvel ever choosing him for the character.
“I appreciate that somebody is clearly going, like, ‘Wolverine’s actually short in the comic books. You should get like a short guy to do it!’ But I don’t see myself,” he told ComicBook.com. “I don’t see them going from Hugh Jackman to me. But who knows? Prove me wrong, Marvel.”
Marvel has yet to confirm any future film projects involving Wolverine. However, an animated series called X-Men ’97 is currently in the works for Disney+. Cal Dodd, who voiced Wolverine in the 1992 X-Men cartoon, will reprise his role. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for more updates.