The answer is a rather simple one: Danny DeVito. Fans are in full support of this casting
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Wolverine is an iconic character based on the popular Marvel comics and has made appearances in multiple films such as The Wolverine and X-Men: First Class. Fans have seen Hugh Jackman take on the role of the character for years. However, Jackman is currently not cast in any future films as Wolverine. Instead, actor Danny DeVito seems to be a new top pick to play the intimidating character. In fact, fans are so on board with the idea, that fan art has been published to show what it would be like to have DeVito cast as Wolverine. From the looks of it, the actor definitely would be the perfect fit for the role.
A new trailer for a Doctor Strange sequel was just released and fans are beyond excited. The title of the second installment in the franchise is called Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The big question is what other characters will appear in the Marvel Universe, and if Wolverine is brought back, then who will play the anti-hero? Hugh Jackman has stated that he has fully retired from the role at the moment, which then leaves the continuous question of who on this planet could take over the role? The answer is a rather simple one: Danny DeVito. Fans are in full support of this casting and fan art has been sweeping social media for some time now. A post uploaded on Twitter by BossLogic shows what DeVito would look like with the iconic Wolverine claws and classic hairstyle. See the creative post below:
The post is in black and white, which gives a mysterious ambiance to the anti-hero we have come to know so well. The title of the film is artfully placed in the bottom right corner, just like a real movie poster. With Danny DeVito’s long career in Hollywood, obviously the next step in his career is to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The obsession with DeVito playing Wolverine isn’t anything new. In fact, fans have been in support of the actor securing the role for a good couple of years now. According to Looper, fans had even started a petition to get DeVito cast as Wolverine back in 2019. Out of all the actors in the entertainment industry, why is DeVito such a popular pick? Some reasons are not too serious, while some are due to DeVito fitting the true likeness to the character from the Marvel comics.
The actor has been a source of entertainment for years, having starred in the hit series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Taxi, and the classic film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Danny DeVito has a wide range of acting under his belt, which means he could easily become the character Wolverine. He would bring such strength and uniqueness to the anti-hero. However, if by an amazing chance, DeVito is cast in the MCU, it wouldn’t be his first time working alongside superheroes and villains. DeVito was cast as Penguin in the 1992 film Batman Returns, which also starred Michael Keaton as Batman and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman.
Whether or not Danny DeVito is cast as Wolverine, it is pretty clear that fans have no intention of letting the possibility go anytime soon. It is very entertaining to see fans’ creativity and imagination when it comes to developing DeVito as the character. Since the idea has had such a huge involvement on the internet and social media, perhaps Marvel will have to bring DeVito in for a casting and see what he brings to the table. For those who want DeVito cast as Wolverine, nothing is impossible, right?