Daniel Radcliffe is once again forced to respond to rumors that he will be playing the X-Men hero Wolverine in the MCU. In a recent visit to the UK breakfast show Good Morning Britain, hosts Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid interviewed Daniel Radcliffe, and were able to get an honest response from the actor, who said he’d "never say never" if ever he gets called upon by Marvel Studios.
After Radcliffe was shown a Photoshopped image of his face on Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine body, he responded with, "That's a very flattering mockup someone's done. I keep getting asked about it and I always try to say, 'No, it's not happening. It's just a Twitter rumor.' But everyone just keeps taking that as confirmation. It's just fan theory at the moment. I welcome the comparison. Who wouldn't like to be compared to Hugh Jackman."
Ben Shephard then questioned Radcliffe about what he would do if the opportunity to play Wolverine ever presented itself. "I'd never say never," Radcliffe answered. "But then it always sounds like I'm inviting it. I'm sure Marvel is watching it like, 'We're not thinking about you dude. Don't ask us.'"
X-Men star Hugh Jackman has stated in several interviews that he has no intentions of playing Wolverine again. The Harry Potter star’s name usually comes up when fans start debating who should play Wolverine in the MCU. In an interview with Comicbook.com at the SXSW premiere of his upcoming film, The Lost City, Radcliffe stated that he appreciates fans wants a "short guy" to play Wolverine to follow the comics canon, but not only has he not been contacted by Marvel Studios, he also doesn’t see them choosing him after Jackman’s time in the role.
"So many times, people come to me like, 'Hey man, heard the Wolverine news, that's pretty cool.' No, I don't know anything about it. Like, 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!'" Radcliffe said in the interview. "But I don't see myself, I don't see them going from Hugh Jackman to me. But who knows? Prove me wrong, Marvel."
Daniel Radcliffe’s latest film The Lost City also stars Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, and Channing Tatum. The film was released on March 25, 2022.