Venom star Tom Hardy dons a comics-accurate Wolverine costume to replace Hugh Jackman as the iconic X-Men hero in a brand new piece of fan art.
In 2017, Hugh Jackman retired from the role of Wolverine with James Mangold’s Logan, an X-Men spin-off that also marked Patrick Stewart’s last appearance as Professor X. Now, with Marvel Studios overseeing the future of the mutants, Wolverine and the rest of the X-Men are expected to be rebooted and join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Digital artist Mizuri recently took to Instagram to offer fans a look at what Venom star Tom Hardy could look like as Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine successor. In the piece, Tom Hardy can be seen with a yellow and blue Wolverine costume that pays homage to the character’s comic book look. You can see Tom Hardy replacing Hugh Jackman as Wolverine below.
When Hugh Jackman was initially cast to play Wolverine in 2000’s X-Men, some expressed resistance due to the fact that he was 6’3 – too tall to play what many felt was the definitive height of Wolverine, which hovers around 5’3. In Tom Hardy’s case, he is 5’9 and although that’s still half a foot taller than how the beloved mutant is portrayed in the comics, some may argue that it’d be closer in physique than Hugh Jackman was.
Tom Hardy is set to reprise his role as Eddie Brock in an upcoming Venom sequel. Kelly Marcel will pen the script for Venom 2 with Tom Hardy’s co-stars expected to include returning actors Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson. It is widely believed Sony intends to release Tom Hardy’s Venom 2 on October 2, 2020, a date the studio is currently holding for an untitled Marvel project.
Venom follows Eddie Brock as he attempts to revive his journalism career by investigating the Life Foundation only to come into contact with an alien symbiote that bonds with him, granting him powers and transforming him into the titular anti-hero. It’s the second iteration of Venom seen on the big screen as Topher Grace played the character in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3.
Meanwhile, Marvel Studios now holds the rights to Wolverine and the rest of the X-Men thanks to Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets. The studio is expected to reboot the X-Men franchise. However, Marvel Studios is currently continuing ahead into Phase 4 without the mutants.
Stay tuned for the latest news on Tom Hardy, Hugh Jackman, Venom and Wolverine!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton’s The Chief, Diane Guerrero’s Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade’s Cyborg, April Bowlby’s Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer’s Negative Man and Brendan Fraser’s Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking “Next”.
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.