Trust me when I say that Daniel Radcliffe is not now playing Wolverine. The Harry Potter star is frustrated that the rumour, like the character itself, keeps renewing every few months and has to once again deny reports that he will be portraying the Marvel character in the MCU's X-Men revival. Radcliffe is reportedly not yet prepared to make the lengthy commitment to a franchise like Wolverine and Marvel would need.
After playing the character of Harry Potter for more than ten years (he first did so in 2001's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone), Radcliffe will only take on another long-term job if he genuinely enjoys it. In an interview with GQ Magazine, he declared that he never wanted to be "tied into something that I am not sure I will be able to love the same degree the entire time."
Daniel Radcliffe acknowledges that he is partially to blame for the rumours' ongoing resurgence. He claims that when he gets asked the same question repeatedly about portraying Wolverine, he tries to phrase the response in a different way, but it frequently backfires. "I say something, and every now and then I get tired of responding that way, so I say something else, which starts it all over again. I should just refrain from speaking, he said.
In a recent appearance on The View, he was forced to refute the casting. "This is something that occasionally comes up because Wolverine is short in the comics, so every so often they're like, 'Who's a short actor?'" It has never actually included any truth. Nothing is happening, he declared.
The fact that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has teased fans by stating the X-arrival Men's in the MCU is "coming close" doesn't help the never-ending rumours. Since the X-Men are not among the movies scheduled for Phases 5 and 6 of the MCU, we will most likely have to wait until after the release of Avengers: Secret Wars in 2026 to see an X-Men movie, Daniel Radcliffe or not. That doesn't imply, though, that we won't see them in cameos or supporting parts in the interim, and Secret Wars might serve as that launching pad.
Now that we are aware that Hugh Jackman will be reprising his role for Deadpool 3, which is scheduled to hit theatres on November 8, 2024, the earliest we could reasonably expect to see a Wolverine casting announcement would be in 2024 or 2025.
Marvel, unlike Warner Bros./DC, is not a huge fan of having numerous versions of its characters in circulation unless it is necessary for a Multiverse tale. With a character as well-known as Wolverine, Marvel will probably take care to reveal Jackman's successor after he has completed the part in order to avoid any potential similarities between the performers.
Even if Radcliffe would like to deny it, he may make for an intriguing Wolverine/Logan given his previous roles in Sandra Bullock's The Lost City and Guns Akimbo, which demonstrated his versatility.
Daniel Radcliffe has no official social media profiles because of online rumours and the environment that fosters them. He has already said he dislikes the toxic environment that social media can create.
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