When Marvel Studios dropped the latest trailer for its mind-bending sorcerer sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness during the Super Bowl, viewers latched onto one key detail in particular: the voice of Patrick Stewart, who has played Charles Xavier (aka Professor X) in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men movies on and off for two decades.
With the inclusion of Fox’s X-Men in the MCU now seemingly confirmed—following that mean Quicksilver red herring in 2021’s WandaVision—fans are now speculating as to which other mutant characters might be showing up in Multiverse of Madness, which will follow Steven Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) through infinite realities. One popular choice is the fourth-wall-breaking mercenary Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), who we already know will be appearing in the MCU at some point.
However, there is one character that has been widely rumored to be returning to screens ever since the rights to the X-Men reverted to Marvel: Wolverine.
A new video on The Marvelous Wave‘s channel breaks down the newest rumor that Wolverine (often just known as Logan) will make his MCU debut in this movie. While Stewart is reprising the role of Xavier, or some multiverse variant thereof, Wolverine will reportedly not be played by Hugh Jackman. While several of the X-Men were recast when the franchise underwent a soft reboot in 2011’s First Class, Jackman is the only actor to have played a live-action Logan up until now.
Actors who have been linked to the role include former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, DC’s current Superman Henry Cavill, and Kingsman and Rocketman actor Taron Egerton, who has also been fueling speculation with his recent muscle transformation.
Philip Ellis is a freelance writer and journalist from the United Kingdom covering pop culture, relationships and LGBTQ+ issues.
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