The dust has barely settled and we’ve already had a long list of actors who would love to take over Hugh Jackman’s role as Wolverine after Logan. One of those interested happens to be a fan favourite, Scott Eastwood.
20th Century Fox chairman and CEO Stacey Snider recently revealed that the studio is open to the idea of rebooting Wolverine with a new actor down the line. However, since it’s barely been six months since Jackman’s retirement, it probably won’t be very soon. Of course, that hasn’t stopped fans from suggesting their favourites. One of the names mentioned a few times in fan casts has been Clint Eastwood’s son, Scott Eastwood. Turns out, the 31-year-old actor would like a crack at Wolverine.
While at New York Comic-Con to promote his new movie Pacific Rim: Uprising, Eastwood spoke with Comicbook.com, who asked him what superhero he’d like to play in an upcoming film. He enthusiastically replied:
“Weapon X. I mean, Logan! You gotta give it to Wolverine! Wolverine, all day.”
Should the baton be passed on to Eastwood? We’re not sure. Those are really big boots to fill. Besides all that, Eastwood is currently tied up in the DCEU as Lieutenant GQ Edwards from Suicide Squad. That said, Wolverine is by far the most famous of the X-Men. He’ll probably be back on screen soon and Eastwood certainly isn’t a bad choice.