What would you think of a world in which Tom Hardy was the new Wolverine? It could become a reality now that Hugh Jackman has taken the claws off for good.
Wolverine is one of the X-Men, who are a part of the Marvel Universe. He is a mutant and he possesses animal like senses, enhanced physical prowess, accelerated healing factor powers, and three retractable bone claws on each hand. To say the least, he is pretty badass.
The character has been around for over 40 years, appearing in comic form in 1974 in issue #180 of The Incredible Hulk. He became a popular antihero, classified as such by his broodiness and his willingness to use deadly force. This became the standard for these types of characters, and made him popular enough to have earned his own comic, since 1988.
Wolverine earned the top spot on Wizard magazine’s 200 Greatest Comic Book Characters of All Time. IGN honored Wolverine with a respectable 4th in Top 100 Comic Book Heroes. Empire magazine has also called him the 4th greatest comic book character.
From the beginning in comics, until today when the portrayal of the character must change hands, there is no doubt that Wolverine is a great character with a lot of staying power. I’m sure one day there will be an article speculating on who will replace Tom Hardy in the role.
It’s no secret that people absolutely love Jackman in the iconic role, but all good things have to end eventually. A suitable replacement needs to be found and Tom Hardy seems like a logical choice.
He has the strong body that is required to play this role. He has the rugged good looks that we are accustomed to when we see Wolverine on the big screen. The fact that he’s also an awesome actor is the cherry on top.
Now that Disney has acquired Fox, the speculation has grown surrounding who will play this beloved character, and Tom is favored 3/1, apparently.
Jessica Bridges of Ladbrokes said he checks off all the boxes needed to take over the part.
We already know that Hardy can handle a big budget superhero film. He was convincing as bad guy Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. He will appear in Sony’s Venom, as well. He’s also played the amazing Alfie Solomons in Peaky Blinders.
Logan will be the last time Hugh Jackman will reprise the role of Wolverine, one he played for 17 years and nine films.
In Variety magazine, Jackman got a little nostalgic about leaving the character behind. He said he finally found the heart and would of Wolverine in Logan and wished he’d played him like that from the first film.
It seems that Jackman has given his blessing for Tom Hardy to replace him, saying that he would be great in the role.
Hardy has the votes of confidence from many fans that he would be perfect for replacing Jackman. There are tweets supporting the idea, and someone has even drawn a likeness of Hardy as Wolverine, and it looks awesome.
Tom Hardy was born on September 15, 1977. He is a producer and actor hailing from England. He has already had a long and fascinating career, appearing on TV programs in the U.K. and the United States, as well as many movies. You may have seen him in the miniseries Band of Brothers, put out by HBO, or The Virgin Queen on the BBC. He is well known for his role in Peaky Blinders, as mentioned above. He was also in one of my favorite wartime movies, Blackhawk Down.
His body of work has earned accolades and awards already, and I’m sure winning the part of such a great character will bring even more recognition and earn him even more fans from all over the world.