When you think of Wolverine, you immediately
think of Hugh Jackman as the iconic character, a role that he has played on and
off for about 17 years.
However, these days it seems that the
50-year-old actor is ready to hang up his retractable claws and regenerative
abilities, leaving a wide-open space for someone else to come along and portray
the legendary mutant. And the man who everyone is hoping to replace Mr. Jackman
is none other than Danny DeVito.
There is a petition circulating for the Taxi
actor to take on the role. And while you may think it’s a prank, it’s not. The
petition has already gathered over 10,000 signatures, leaving it only 5,000 shy
of its 15,000 signature goal.
The petition was started by a user who goes by
the name “Ring Arius”, and has the following summary, “The only man able to take the throne
after Hugh Jackman. We believe that if Wolverine is to make an appearance in
the Marvel Cinematic Universe that the only man able to pull it off is Danny
to supporting the cause, many eager fans from around the globe are leaving
encouraging comments. One such fan, Ryan Foster, who couldn’t wait for the
dream to be turned into reality, wrote, “This is the most important cause I’ve
Another fan, Tom Wilson also left the
comment, “Personally I feel Danny is the true Wolverine” with James
Froggatt adding, “It’s f*cking Danny Devito, enough said.”
Do you passionately believe Danny should be the man to step into
Hugh’s shoes? If you are a passionate fan of the cause and would like to get in
on the action, you can sign the petition here.
If Danny DeVito did choose to listen
to his fans and take on the role – which, along with the new era of X-man being
integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe – it would require a lot of work,
given the physicality of the role.
On a recent Television Critics
Association panel, Lauren Shuler Donner, the franchise producer for X-Men,
explained why she believed Hugh was retire from the character role, saying it
was getting to physically demanding.
“[Hugh] worked so hard to bulk up, would
get up at four in the morning to bulk and eat protein meals every two hours
because his natural state, they used to call him Worm when he was a kid,”
she said. “So his natural state is a very skinny guy. Once you reach a
certain age, the body just won’t go anymore. I think he was wise to say, ‘I’m
at that point. I can’t do it.’”
The Greatest Showman actor himself has
talked about his departure as Wolverine, saying it was “time” for him
to move on.
“When I saw Deadpool, I was
like, wow that’s cool,” he said. “It’s just a matter of time. It’s a
bit like you’re at the greatest party you’ve ever been at, you’ve been dancing
for an hour and a half, and then you’re just like ‘It’s time, ok. If I stay any
longer, it’s gonna get ugly.’ It’s like, it’s time.”
Who do you think should be the next
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