Sandra Bullock has said she likes the folks at Marvel Studios casting her Lost City co-star, Daniel Radcliffe, as the mutant Logan/Wolverine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Keep his prestige to splash the nominal wizard of the known Harry Potter film series, Radcliffe has since appeared in smaller films such as The Woman in Black and Now You See Me 2. In The Lost City, which hit theaters last month, he tinkers with villain Abigail Fairfax, who plays Bullock’s character, Loretta, kidnapped. Sage, urges her that she will support him to find a missing treasure.
20th Century Fox had formally acquired the film rights to Marvel’s X-Men in 1994, and accordingly Marvel Studios (under Disney) was unable to use the characters in their MCU. Accordingly, for 17 years (2000-2017), the character Wolverine was played by Hugh Jackman at Fox’s X-Men movie series. Jackman’s portrayal of the iconic hero has garnered tribute and applause from moviegoers and Marvel fans around the world. Then, in 2020, Fox’s preeminent movie franchise seemed to have an edge with The New Mutants as its last film, after the Walt Disney Company acquired 21st Century Fox. With the movie rights to the X-Men in the hands of Marvel Entertainment, several fans have raised their voices and fancast Radcliffe as the wild mutant in an MCU reboot of the popular team.
In an interview with It’s Gone Viral about The Lost City, Bullock and Radcliffe were asked about the cast of fans. Radcliffe started by confirming that he’s been listening to it for a few years, but no one at Marvel has contacted him about it, however. Bullock then intervened by blatantly asking, Wolverine folks, can you agree that you just fucking cast him? Just do it! As she explains this, Radcliffe is recognized laughing and asking her to end it.
Specific actors and personalities from Fox’s X-Men franchise have already impressed in the MCU. This started last February when Evan Peters, who played Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver on Fox’s series, appeared in WandaVision’s fifth installment as a different version of the character. While it was revealed that he was a completely different person, there are lingering significance and fan assumptions surrounding the matter. Two months ago, when the next trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was broadcast, it contained the voice of whom many speculate to be Patrick Stewartwho played Charles Xavier/Professor X in Fox’s sequel, it’s highly likely that the universe in which Fox’s series took place will differ from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the upcoming movie, just like what happened to Tobey Maguire and Andrew garfielditerations of Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home last Dec.
If Radcliffe were cast as the Wolverine in the MCU, it would greatly reduce the chances of Jackman having to land the part. But given that the story of his iteration of the character came to an acceptable end in 2017’s Logan, perhaps a recent variation of him couldn’t go wrong. Currently, Radcliffe can be seen in The Lost City, which is now in theaters.