Daniel Radcliffe Looks Perfect As Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Replacement, See The Image Now

Popular fan artist BossLogic gives fans a preview of what Daniel Radcliffe might look like as Wolverine.

By Chris Snellgrove | Updated

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Right now, Marvel fans are understandably hyped about seeing Hugh Jackman reprise his iconic role as Wolverine for the upcoming Deadpool 3. However, we all know that the MCU is going to bring more of these merry mutants into upcoming films, and that will eventually require the studio to cast someone else as Logan, like perhaps Taron Egerton. While fan debate goes back and forth over who the best casting choice would be, fan artist BossLogic decided to give us a look at what Daniel Radcliffe would look like as Wolverine.

The image is really vivid and helps to show how badass Daniel Radcliffe could look if he played Wolverine. There are many Marvel fans out there that still have this mental image of Radcliffe as a fresh-faced wizard in the Harry Potter films, and such fans have been understandably skeptical about how he could bring a brooding badass like Wolverine to life. As this art shows, an older Radcliffe complete with ample facial hair certainly looks as ready for the role as Hugh Jackman did ahead of 2000’s X-Men.

Of course, even while rendering Daniel Radcliffe as Wolverine, the artist did not overlook the character’s Harry Potter roots. Look closely and you can see that he has a lightning bolt-shaped wound over his right eye, emulating the famous scar that this famous wizard has. But since Wolverine’s healing powers keep him from scarring like a human (even a magical human), the artist has shown how the lightning bolt and another wound are temporary damage that will presumably close up very soon.

If you pay attention to the wounds that Daniel Radcliffe’s Wolverine is sporting, you can see the shine of his adamantium skeleton underneath there. This is a fun reminder that Wolverine’s entire skeletal structure has been coated with this unbreakable substance. Since the movies usually only show us the mutant’s metal claws, it’s fun to get a periodic reminder that Wolverine starts looking like a Terminator endoskeleton if he takes enough damage.

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Daniel Radcliffe in Guns Akimbo (2019)

But even though Daniel Radcliffe looks good when drawn as Wolverine, does he have what it takes to bring such an action-centric character to life? Based on movies like 2019’s hilarious Guns Akimbo — which deserves much better than its 51 percent critics score on Rotten Tomatoes — the young actor can certainly hold his own when it comes to action. Plus, let’s be real: if audiences can believe that musical superstar Hugh Jackman is a ruthless killer mutant, they can believe the guy that just did a killer Weird Al Yankovic parody can be a scary scrapper onscreen.

While we’d love to see Daniel Radcliffe portray Wolverine on the big screen, it’s not likely to happen anytime soon. For the most part, Marvel Cinematic Universe executives prefer to cast young, relatively unknown actors, both to surprise audiences with a fresh face and to save money over a long series of film appearances. Radcliffe is a high-profile actor that commands a high-profile salary, but it’s still fun to imagine an X-Men film full of Harry Potter actors, complete with a scene where everyone has to pretend to be shocked that both Magneto and Professor X are confirmed as Slytherins.