Digital artist BossLogic imagines what Scott Eastwood could look like as Wolverine after the actor said he’d like to play the X-Men superhero. As one of the most iconic characters from the pages of Marvel comics, it seemed like a no brainer for the hero to lead Bryan Singer’s 2000 film adaptation of the X-Men team. Played by Hugh Jackman, Wolverine went on to star in all three of the original X-Men films, then appeared again in a cameo role when 20th Century Fox rebooted the franchise with X-Men: First Class. Wolverine returned again as a major player in X-Men: Days of Future Past – and starred in his own trilogy that concluded with the release of James Mangold’s Logan this year.
Although comic fans were originally displeased with the casting of Jackman as Wolverine when Singer was putting together his X-Men, movie fans have grown incredibly attached to the actor’s take on the mutant. As such, many were saddened to learn that Logan would be Jackman’s swan song as Wolverine – in addition to the film being Patrick Stewart’s last appearance as Professor X. The critical acclaim and praise from fans indicates Mangold and Jackman gave this version of Wolverine a proper sendoff. Still, though Jackman’s Wolverine died in Logan, producers are open to recasting the role within the X-Men universe.
Undoubtedly, many actors in Hollywood would jump at the chance to play Wolverine, even if they are quite big shoes to fill. One such actor is Scott Eastwood, who said he’d like to play Wolverine while doing press at New York Comic Con last weekend. In response to Eastwood’s comment, digital artist BossLogic – who’s well known for his work depicting actors as various Marvel and DC Comics heroes – released two images of Eastwood as Wolverine, one with the character’s comic book cowl and one without. Take a look below:
Since Jackman departed the role of Wolverine earlier this year, it’s not surprising that fans especially would discuss when the part should be recast and who exactly would fill Jackman’s shoes. However, X-Men producer Hutch Parker indicated Fox may be hesitant to discuss recasting Wolverine after Jackman’s departure, since the actor’s performance as the mutant hero was “definitive” and would certainly be difficult to follow. Though, of course, Fox chairman and CEO Stacey Snider has since mentioned “anything’s possible” within the world of the X-Men.
As for Eastwood, the actor made a name for himself by appearing in David Ayer’s Fury and co-starring in the Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Longest Ride. He has since has joined a number of high profile blockbuster franchises in recent years, even taking supporting roles in Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad last year and Universal’s The Fate of the Furious earlier this year. He’s next set to star alongside John Boyega in Pacific Rim Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2014 cult favorite sci-fi/action film.
Whether Eastwood would be a good fit for the Wolverine role is up for debate among fans. He hasn’t quite led an action franchise on his own, and it remains to be seen how he and Boyega fare in Pacific Rim Uprising, though Eastwood does have some experience with movies based on comic book characters. Still, it may be some time before Fox recasts the role of Wolverine, so Eastwood may not get a chance to vy for the part. That said, BossLogic’s art offers fans an idea of what the actor could look like in the comic book character’s blue and yellow X-Men suit.
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