Marvel Fans Are Eagerly Waiting the arrival of the Wolverine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and this amazing image of Tom Hardy in the role amplified that excitement.
The X-Men are slowly heading into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We don’t know when, and we don’t know how. But we know it will happen – and it will likely happen for the foreseeable future.
If two of the rumors are true, we could see the X-Men and Wolverine appear in two completely separate properties. Previous rumors had suggested the character could return to the big screen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness but since that didn’t happen, we have to take all the rumors with a grain of salt, but they are very exciting nonetheless. But with Ms. Marvel now making mutants a possibility, Wolverine’s arrival could be imminent.
The Disney/Fox merger and subsequent confirmation of this long-awaited MCU Fantastic Four movie confirms that Marvel is ready to move forward into the next phases of their shared universe with some long-awaited additions – and we’re not just talking about Phase Four.
As for who will play the claw-wielding mutant Wolverine, that’s a question Marvel Studios has yet to answer. It’s obviously going to be tough to find someone who can match the brilliant Hugh Jackman (who played the character throughout Fox’s two-decade-long X-Men franchise). But one actor more than capable of getting started would undoubtedly be the incomparable Tom Hardy.
What Tom Hardy Could Look Like As Wolverine In The MCU
digital artist JPH Photoshop posted a standout piece of artwork on Instagram featuring Tom Hardy as Wolverine/Logan. The incredible image sees the actor don a comically accurate yellow and black outfit that also features the character’s signature mask – something the Fox version of the character didn’t have in any of his appearances throughout this saga.
It goes without saying that a look like this would make comic book fans very happy if they saw it in the MCU.
Does Tom Hardy play Wolverine in the MCU?
Tom Hardy has indeed been at the top of many fan castings over the years, but his role as another Marvel character in another franchise may make it unlikely to land the role of Wolverine. Yes, we are talking about Venom. Another thing that may make this unlikely is the potential possibility of Hugh Jackman being brought back, as some evidence over the past year suggests he could return as Wolverine in the MCU.
That being said, Hardy is no stranger to comic book and superhero movies. After all, he portrayed the intimidating Batman villain Bane in The dark knight rises opposite Christian Bale and, again, he also plays the lead character in Sony’s Marvel franchise Venomrecently appeared in the much-discussed 2021 sequel Venom: let there be carnage.
A remarkable performer, Hardy would be more than capable of bringing a larger-than-life character like Wolverine to the screen if he were to appear in the MCU as a beloved mutant.
Would you like to see Tom Hardy sharpen his claws as Logan in the MCU? Do you think that’s even a possibility at this point? Let us know in the comments below!