Daniel Radcliffe as Wolverine is up there with Jon Krasinski as Mister Fantastic in Marvel’s popular fancasting pantheon. The internet has decided it should be a thing, and for years journalists have been asking Radcliffe about it, and every once in a while he’ll give a glimmer of hope that he might actually be interested in stepping away from the movies. high-concept independents he’s done almost exclusively since Harry Potter and join the world of blockbusters. Speak with ComicBook.com in support of his upcoming film Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovichowever, Radcliffe revealed that these moments were less about serious interest and more about boredom.
It turns out that when you’re asked the same question over and over again, and you give the same answer over and over again…it ends up being a bit of a drag. Radcliffe told us that every time he joked about pursuing the role, he almost immediately regretted it.
“With the Wolverine thing, it’s just something I did by mistake…I’ll be honest, and [say] “It’s not a thing, and it doesn’t happen”, and then every now and then I’ll get bored of answering like that and be like “ah, come get me, Marvel!” “Said Radcliffe. “And then I’m going to say, ‘That was a stupid thing to say. Why am I saying this? So and then it resurfaces a bit…I think that one is mostly gone by now.”
Of course, that’s probably gone in part because Hugh Jackman is returning for Deadpool 3, which lowers the overall demand for a new Wolverine right now. How much of that will hold true once Jackman is remade remains to be seen.
You can see Radcliffe’s comments (and a slight spoiler for Weirdwhich we have cleverly hidden behind an ellipsis in the quote above), below.
Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Weird Al Yankovic in “WEIRD” this weekend, discussed his Wolverine comments that went viral earlier this year.https://t.co/z5B0gnFaC2 pic.twitter.com/P0OfNOP3Sy
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Speak with ComicBook.com at the SXSW premiere of The lost city In March, Radcliffe said he appreciated that fans wanted a “little guy” to play Wolverine in accordance with comic book canon, but not only was he not chosen, he didn’t see them choosing him. after Jackman’s stint in the role.
“So many times people come up to me and say, ‘Hey man, I heard the Wolverine news, that’s pretty cool.’ No, I don’t. For example, I appreciate someone saying clearly ‘Wolverine is actually small in the comics, you should become a small guy to do it!'” Radcliffe said. “But I don’t see myself, I don’t see them going from Hugh Jackman to me. But who knows? Prove me wrong, Marvel.”
Radcliffe has previously said he doesn’t think he’ll play Wolverine despite fans floating his name for the role. In 2019, he explained that his love for the x-men movies actually makes it a bit less likely that he’ll want to appear in a follow-up.
The real question, of course, is why would he ever want a role as Wolverine when he already has the perfect franchise starter in the form of “Weird Al” Yankovic!
The official Roku Channel description for the film reads, “Daniel Radcliffe is “Weird” Al Yankovic in the un-exaggerated true story of the greatest musician of our time. From a conventional accordion-playing upbringing was a sin, Al rebelled and achieved his dream of changing the lyrics of world famous songs come true An instant hit and a sex symbol, Al lives an excessive lifestyle and pursues a love affair villain that nearly destroys it. Along with Evan Rachel Wood, Rainn Wilson, and a list of thousands of people their agents won’t let us reveal.”
Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic begins streaming on The Roku Channel on November 4.