It seems other fans of the X-Man Wolverine have another idea for “Old Man Logan” and it’s far from the conventional one. In fact, they might have taken the “old man” part literally; some of them are dead set on seeing a 74-year-old actor play the next Wolverine in a petition. It’s not just any old actor, of course– it’s Danny DeVito they want!
Granted, Hugh Jackman is really hard to replace. That’s why picking the next Wolverine can be a monumental undertaking and some fans think that Danny DeVito should wear the claws and the sideburns next. At least this was the case for 23,000 fans (and counting) who signed a Change.org petition to have Danny DeVito be cast as the next Wolverine.
“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 DeVito,” explained Ring Arius, the author of the petition. The request is even addressed directly to Marvel Studios especially now that Marvel/Disney has the rights to X-Men again.
As for the various reasons the fans gave why Danny should be the next Wolverine… you be the judge:
Some artists also caught wind of such a
bizarre legendary casting plea and made quite a compelling case in the form of true art:
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So I've been seeing some really weird suggestions for the eventual recasting of Wolverine in the MCU. So I felt it was time I posted one of my own. The Wolverine we all deserve and the one guy who we all know could pull it off 😉 #conceptdesign #characterdesign #comicbookart #marvel #moviedesign #digitalart #marvelfan #xmen #x-men #conceptart #marvelmovies #wolverine #lukeevans #mcu #tbt #dannydevito #itsallwayssunnyinphiladelphia
At the moment, the next Wolverine is still unknown and no actor nor plans have been announced for the grumpy and temperamental mutant. That means Danny DeVito is our best candidate by a long (or is it short?) shot.
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