X Men: Dark Phoenix director thinks Tom Hardy or Richard Madden will be a good Wolverine

Now that Hugh Jackman has bid adieu to Wolverine, X-Men: Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg feels that Tom Hardy or Richard Madden will be good choices to replace Jackman. Read below to know more about what Simon had to say.
Simon Kinberg has directed, written and produced X-Men: Dark Pheonix.Simon Kinberg has directed, written and produced X-Men: Dark Pheonix.
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When Hugh Jackman took up the role of Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, he became a legend. So much so that grown men wept when Hugh Jackman played Wolverine for the very last time in Logan (2017). Just like Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, no one can imagine Wolverine being played by anyone except Hugh Jackman. However, when Simon Kinberg, director, writer and producer of X-Men: Dark Pheonix was asked about the casting of a new Wolverine, the filmmaker had some interesting choices.

Talking to GamesRadar, Kinberg firstly stated that it's hard to imagine anyone else play Wolverine the way Hugh had. "I can’t imagine anybody but Hugh Jackman playing it… but if I think about actors who are just really interesting, and that I’d love to work with, Tom Hardy comes to mind; Richard Madden I think is a great actor," Simon continued. He also shared that the reason why Hugh's portrayal was so great was that he was an unknown actor when he was cast. Hence, if there was going to be a new Wolverine, it should be someone new.

X-Men: Dark Pheonix producer Hutch Parker revealed that a new Wolverine's introduction was being discussed. However, they chose not because they felt it required some time.

It's interesting to note that X-Men: First Class (2011) director Matthew Vaughn was keen to recast Wolverine with Hardy. Given that Richard may be a part of The Eternals as Ikaris, our best bets on Tom.

Who do you think will replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Meanwhile, X-Men: Dark Pheonix is slated to release on June 5, 2019.


No one. Wolverine is dead and would be best to keep him that way. No point in milking audience's money at the cost of tainting a legacy.

Definitely Tom hardy the best choice. He's such a great actor, my favourite actor

Without a doubt Tom hardy is definitely the best choice by far. He is so talented and my favourite actor of all time

Chen’s Fountain is a brilliant actor and would be great

Tom hardy is the best

wolverine Character only suits for Hugh Jackman so the only thing that wolverine means jackman and Jackman means wolverine so I'm suggesting u that don't give wolverine Character to anyone it is for Jackman If u give that character to anyone he will not able to do the character so the best option is Hugh Jackman

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