Now that Hugh Jackman has officially said goodbye to his iteration of X-Men's Wolverine, some fan art has imagined how Daniel Radcliffe might look in the role. Best known as The Boy Who Lived from Harry Potter, this art imagines a new era in which Radcliffe dons the hero's adamantium claws.
If the ending of Logan didn't offer enough closure on Jackman finally passing the Wolverine torch to a new actor, he outright stated that he wants to see someone else take over. After 17 years - despite high hopes of possibly fighting alongside the Avengers - he's moving on. Naturally, that's inspired plenty of speculation as to who might be worthy of taking his place. Everyone from Oscar Isaac to The Punisher's Jon Bernthal have had their names thrown into the hat, but nothing official has been revealed just yet. Still, that's not going to stop diehard from fans from wondering - even if the actors they're considering aren't exactly the most obvious choices.
The artist known as BossLogic, who is no stranger to imagining certain actors taking on the role of famous characters (see: Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, Hailee Steinfeld as Spider-Gwen), recently envisioned Radcliffe in the full Wolverine ensemble. In fact, on top of incorporating the key Wolverine features, like his adamantium claws, mutton chops, and dog tags, this version of Wolverine is also marked with a Harry Potter-inspired lightning bolt on his forehead. Check out the image below:
As epic as this artwork may be - especially for fans of both Marvel and Harry Potter - BossLogic's illustrations aren't always especially epic. One of his most recent works imagined the events that may well lead to the MCU's Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) taking on the new identity of Ronin in Avengers: Endgame. The image shows a silhouette of Hawkeye as his daughter runs into his arms; only, on account of Thanos' snap, she's already in the middle of turning to dust as she gets closer to him. The image also includes Captain America's (Chris Evans) quote from the trailer when he says, "We lost friends. We lost family. We lost a part of ourselves."
As for Radcliffe taking on Wolverine in future films, the concept might have seemed far-fetched a few years ago, but Radcliffe has definitely proven himself a worthy successor over the years. He may not match Jackman from a physical stance, but in terms of nailing gritty performances - especially in films like Jungle and Horns - he's not completely unworthy. In fact, considering how perfectly Jackman nailed the role, and how beloved he was by fans for his portrayal, anyone who takes his place is going to face massive criticism no matter how talented they may be. So, with that in mind, fans may as well keep an open mind.
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