Kingsman Director Matthew Vaughn Talks About Casting Tom Hardy As Wolverine And Kick-Ass 2 Failing

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Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn is probably the reason why we have a new X-Men lineup now, what with his work on X-Men: First Class. While promoting the release of Kingsman, Vaughn talks about his ideas for making Tom Hardy replace Hugh Jackman's Wolverine as well as his thoughts on the failure of the Kick-Ass sequel.

Talking to Deadline, Vaughn reflects:

"For me as a director, Kick-Ass, to be totally honest, that was a commercial move. It was one of a few times I really made a bread head decision. I learned a lot, and I felt sorry for Jeff Wadlow, because in the end, I did ask him to retread my style. I can't say my tonal style is one of textbook sanity, and so I sort of threw Jeff a hostile pass on that, that I apologize for. After doing First Class, I really felt that I was playing in a sandpit that wasn't my sandpit. It was Bryan Singer's. Bryan wanted to direct First Class, and then we worked on the Days of Future Past screenplay."


Seeing that reception for both Kick-Ass and its sequel were completely different, it would probably be a while before we'd be seeing a Kick-Ass 3 adaptation. Talking about Wolverine, however, Vaughn continued with his "sandpit" metaphor:

"When we finished it, I remember saying to Simon Kinberg and Emma Watts; guys, this feels like it should be the third of the trilogy. It's such a big concept. Why don't we do another, one set in the '70s, because of Young Wolverine, and then the third one is Days of Future Past, where you're seeing the Young Wolverine with, let's say it's Tom Hardy and Hugh Jackman and all the other characters were together. For me, that's the end of a trilogy. How do you beat that? And I got told no, and when I'm in my sandpit, I don't like hearing no if I think it's a good idea. I adore Bryan, and I thought, you know what, I'm going to hand the baton to him. Bryan was nice enough to give me the baton to run with. And I ran with it, and didn't fall over, and I handed it back."

The idea of Tom Hardy playing a young Wolverine would actually be pretty cool, and I would love to see him don the claws should there be a reboot. I think the only issue with casting Hardy now is that he's the face of Eddie Brock a.k.a. Venom for Sony. I'm already guessing there's something in his contract that would prevent him from making superhero films with Fox.

With Hugh Jackman finished with his run, 20th Century Fox is said to be open to rebooting Wolverine. The way I see it, the only way we're getting a new Logan is if they reboot X-Men for the third time. Maybe this time they could pull a Spider-Man: Homecoming and share characters with Marvel Studios.

The next ­X-Men movie in line, Dark Phoenix, is set for a release on Nov. 2, 2018.

See Also: 20th Century Fox's CEO Still Open To A Wolverine Reboot