Hugh Jackman has hung up his claws following his performance in the Oscar-nominated Logan, and while there is a very, very slim chance that he may not be done, someone else will likely be taking over the role of Wolverine in the near future. It's not clear which actor will be the lucky one to take on the comic book character, but Scott Eastwood has voiced a repeated interest. Eastwood would be an interesting choice, but for anyone who was having trouble picturing the actor in the role, one fan artist has got you covered.
BossLogic, known across the internet for his concept artwork of celebrities as superheroes, has turned his sights on Scott Eastwood. Previously, the artist envisioned Eastwood in the full Wolverine costume, but this time he puts the actor in the classic tank top and jeans. Admittingly, Eastwood looks pretty good as the character. I don't think Eastwood's neck and arm are quite that hairy, but it's the beard and hairstyle that really sell it for me. However, just because he looks great doesn't mean he'll be great in the role, but people were originally skeptical of Hugh Jackman, too.
For his part, Scott Eastwood is still interested in playing Wolverine. He recently said that he'd be "100% down" to play the part and that Wolverine was his favorite comic book character. So, the passion seems to be there at least. Whether or not Eastwood will get his shot is a bit more debatable due to the overall uncertainty of the future of the X-Men franchise.
Following the historic deal in which Disney bought Fox, the X-Men will be eventually making their way over to the MCU. However, that's still likely a few years away and Fox isn't going to sit on its hands waiting for a deal that might not even be approved. It's unclear when or how Wolverine will make his grand reappearance. For a long time, he was the main character of the X-Men movies, but the series has turned the focus on spin-off films in order to split the focus on new characters. The wonky continuity of the X-verse could allow a new actor to step in or an entirely new version of the character could debut in the MCU.
Either way, a new Wolverine is almost certainly coming, but stay tuned to CinemaBlend and we'll make sure to keep you updated with new information as soon as it is available. It might not be as Wolverine, but you can see Scott Eastwood practice his blockbuster chops in Pacific Rim Uprising, arriving in theaters on March 23. For more movies hitting theaters soon -- some of which are X-Men movies -- be sure to visit our 2018 movie release guide.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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