Fox Confirms That They Are Open To The Idea Of Rebooting Wolverine With A New Actor

20th Century Fox chairman and CEO Stacey Snider revealed that the studio is open to the idea of rebooting Wolverine with a new actor down the line.

There has been much talk about castings after fans bid a tearful farewell to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in Logan earlier this year. While some fans are open to the idea, others think the adamantium clawed character should be left dead indefinitely. Jackman, who portrayed the character in nine films over the course of 17 years, has made quite an impression on fans who believe he is simply irreplaceable. Hollywood, however, might have other ideas.

During an interview with Variety, Fox chairman Stacey Snider confirmed that they might be open to the idea of another actor playing the iconic role. In response the question, she simply answered that “anything’s possible”. While that isn’t confirmation that they would, it certainly leaves the door open to the possibility.

James Howlett, aka Wolverine, is easily the most popular X-Men character and his solo films have brought in millions at the box office. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to consider a replacement to fill the void in the franchise. X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn recently revealed that he wanted to make a prequel starring Tom Hardy as the younger clawed Wolverine. Perhaps that is an option?

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    • Pat Mayhew

      Yes, they can never replace Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine! The character should be retired. Daphne Keen should make more X -23 movies.

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