what would Tom Hardy how to be in the role of logan? We now have a better idea thanks to a visual aid in the form of a deepfake created by Stryder HD on YouTube. In the video, Hardy’s face was digitally overlaid on top of Hugh Jackman’s X-Men Franchise. We obviously have no way of knowing just yet what Logan will look like in the Marvel Cinematic Universe reboot of the X-Men, but seeing Hardy in the role played by Jackman here from the Fox films might still help win some fans over for to excite the potential casting.
Hardy is someone whose name often seems to come up when fans debate possible casting choices for Wolverine. That poison Star even got an endorsement for the role of Jackman, who envisioned Hardy in the role a few years ago. Back in 2015, Jackman noted in an MTV interview that he wanted Hardy to be his successor.
“I’ve been asked that question a lot and I’ve always thought, ‘I don’t want to make it too easy for the studio to replace me,'” Jackman said at the time ahead of the release of his final film in the role, logan. “I have one more thing to do. I’m sure they’re already talking about the fact that an actor out there said, ‘Shhhh… shut up, but we want you next.’ He’s younger than me for sure, I think Tom Hardy would be great.”
Who will be the next Logan?
It remains unclear when Marvel fans can expect the next live-action Wolverine. There is none X-Men Movies currently on the board, although Kevin Feige has stated that there are plans at Marvel to bring the group into the MCU at some point. They could potentially appear in any Marvel movie or Disney+ series to first establish the characters before giving them their own projects, but as of now there are no plans and none of the characters have been officially cast.
This just leaves fans to continue debating various choices about who would be good as Wolverine. Hardy is just one of many names that have been discussed. Some of the other popular contestants among fans include Antony Starr, Karl Urban, Pablo Schreiber and Daniel Radcliffe. Avengers: Endgame Directors Joe and Anthony Russo even nominated Captain America actor Chris Evans for the role, though he’s already appeared in a starring role in the MCU.
“Evans has incredible range and great physicality, and he’s really good at body control,” said Joe Russo. “He’s an incredible actor. I don’t mean that in a bad way, but he’s not like Captain America at all. Steve Rogers is very controlled and calm, reserved. Chris is energetic and fun and charismatic, and he brings a lot of energy with him. I’d love to see him do something like Wolverine.
In any case, it’s only a matter of time before we see Wolverine back on the big screen.