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X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner talks MCU recasting Wolverine

February 8th, 2019 by Marc Comments

With the move of the X-Men to Disney looming, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner has been talking about that transition and one of the biggest things on people’s minds… what will become of Wolverine?

We heard a few days ago that Disney+ may be planing a Wolverine series (here) but Donner seems to think even Marvel boss Kevin Feige hasn’t thought that far ahead yet.

“I don’t know what Kevin’s thinking honestly. I don’t even think Kevin knows. I think Kevin’s still dealing with this wealth of characters and trying to make sense of them… This is all now in Disney’s playground and they get to decide. At least we know it’s in good hands. Everybody’s worked really hard up to now on the Fox side but now it’s going to be Disney’s call,” she said.

Sadly though, it’s almost 100% certain we’ll be getting a new Wolverine and it’s not going to be an easy job for the studio or actor: “[Jackman] worked so hard to bulk up, would get up at four in the morning to bulk and eat protein meals every two hours because his natural state, they used to call him Worm when he was a kid” Donner said.

“So his natural state is a very skinny guy. Once you reach a certain age, the body just won’t go anymore. I think he was wise to say, ‘I’m at that point. I can’t do it.’ Now, that doesn’t mean he can’t come back as older Wolverine. You never know. Future Wolverine, you never know.”


We like the idea of Jackman playing a future older Wolverine but sadly that’s unlikely because Jackman being Wolverine in the MCU would be confusing and would likely mean the Fox movies are part of that universe… which they will not be.

So, sadly, it seems that, despite all our hopes, Jackman is done with the role. We don’t envy the actor stepping into those shoes, that’s for sure.

Who would you like to see playing Wolverine? Let us know…

Source: /Film

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….