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Dave Kopperman
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Posted: 12 February 2019 at 1:41pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Apologies if there's another thread for this, but given that we're going to be getting an all-new, all-different cast for the X-films, time to play either dream-cast or likely-cast.  

 In my case, just the one, who sort of fits both columns: Daniel Radcliffe as Logan.  I honestly wouldn't have thought so until about a week ago, when I watched an interview where someone had confused him (somehow) with Hugh Jackman.  I don't necessarily see that connection, but I think Radcliffe himself now is a much better fit for Wolverine than Jackman was at the start.  Only issue, and it's one I think can be overcome ala Christopher Reeve style training, is a current lack of bulk.

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Posted: 12 February 2019 at 1:51pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Uh... sorry, but no. Harry Potter could never be Wolverine. 
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He's an excellent actor and great at action set pieces.  I don't really see the issue, other than one of the baggage the audience brings with them.
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One point in Radcliffe’s favor is that he’s short at 5' 5". 
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Radcliffe would not be my choice. He's small enough in stature, but I don't think his face is craggy enough (or ugly enough) for Wolverine.

For that matter, I think if you're going to start with a clean slate, why not get things right from the off and begin with Marvel Girl, Cyclops, Beast, Angel and Iceman?

I think Florence Pugh could work as Marvel Girl. Watching Little Drummer Girl recently, I was struck by how the structure of her face reminded me of Jean Grey.

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He's small enough in stature, but I don't think his face is craggy enough (or ugly enough) for Wolverine.

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After two decades of Jackman, I don’t think general audiences will accept an ugly Wolverine. There’s no putting that genie back into the bottle. A short Logan would be a win.
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Posted: 12 February 2019 at 2:33pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I'll stop beating the drum for Radcliffe after posting this image - but the guy is a chameleon.  I again refer to Christopher Reeve: cast for a great actor, and everything else falls into place.
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He’s too young and pretty for Wolverine.  Logan needs to look like he’s at least in his late 40s/early 50s and needs more mileage in the face. Short and stocky wouldn’t hurt, either. 
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Hard to get there from here for me.



The face that inspired JB has to have a close relative out there somewhere!



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Posted: 12 February 2019 at 3:13pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Holy shit! Who is that?
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Posted: 12 February 2019 at 3:58pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Brian, that's actor Paul D'Amato, who played "Dr. Hook" in the 1977 sports comedy film, "Slap Shot" that starred Paul Newman and the Hanson Brothers.



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Wow. I don’t think I remember he was “cast” as JB’s Wolverine. Although, I remember Max Baer being Colossus, so I’m sure I’ve seen it and just forgotten it. 
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