‘Prove me wrong Marvel!’ Daniel Radcliffe responds to rumours he is the next Wolverine

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14 Mar 2022, 16:06

Credit: Getty / Marvel

Credit: Getty / Marvel

Is Daniel Radcliffe swapping his wand for adamantium claws?

The Harry Potter star has been part of the conversation on who should replace Hugh Jackman as the X-Men superhero, alongside the likes of Rocketman star Taron Egerton. 

But now, Daniel is finally setting the record straight about if he’ll flex his comic book muscles, and unfortunately for MCU fans, it seems he has shut all the rumours down.

Speaking to Comicbook.com, Daniel was quizzed about potentially starring as the beloved superhero, and he responded: “So many times, people come to me like, ‘Hey man, heard about the Wolverine news, that’s pretty cool.’ No, I don’t know anything about it'."

“I appreciate that somebody is clearly going like ‘Wolverine’s actually short in the comic books, you should get like a short guy to do it!’ I don’t see them going from Hugh Jackman to me. 

“But who knows? Prove me wrong, Marvel.”

Disney have been reassembling the Marvel Studios characters originally owned by other movie studios, and since then, the return of Wolverine has been keenly watched by Marvel fans.

Both X-Men and the Fantastic Four are expected to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the next Doctor Strange movie seemingly teasing the return of Patrick Stewart’s character, Professor Xavier, the creator of the X-Men.

Directed by Sam Raimi, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness sees Doctor Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) waking up from a nightmare and dealing with the fallout of his spell in Spider-Man: No Way Home, which opened up the multiverse and caused a whole lot of trouble. 

At around the 1:19 mark in the new trailer, a voice can be heard saying, “You should tell him the truth” as Dr Strange is brought before them. We don’t get to see who the voice belongs to, but fans think that they have recognised it as Professor Xavier. 

At this stage, it hasn’t been confirmed whether Stewart's Professor Xavier will indeed be in the Doctor Strange sequel. We already knew, however, from the teaser footage for Doctor Strange 2 that was shown at the end of Spider-Man: No Way Home, that Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff would feature in the new movie, and she indeed is in the trailer. 

Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness will see the return of Benedict Wong's Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo, and Christine Palmer played by Rachel McAdams. We are also introduced to Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez and Michael Stuhlbarg’s Dr. Nicodemus West. 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be released on 6th May.