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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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Brian Miller
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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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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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Jai Courtney is too tall, but otherwise I think could pull Wolverine off.  A little digital magic could make him more squatty.


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I've suggested this in the past, but I'll bang the drum for it again. I think Scott Caan would be a decent piece of casting as Wolverine. He is short, he is muscular and he is hairy. A bit of a question over his acting chops, perhaps.

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Bryan Cranston for Professor X! 

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When Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas wrote their X-Men script in 1984, Thomas said he thought Bob Hoskins would have been a great Wolverine.
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For as while now I've been thinking that Johnny Galecki would make a pretty good Wolverine.  He has roughly the right height for Logan, and although I can't post an image just now, Google him and without the Leonard glasses he has strikingly appropriate facial features.

Oh and Mark Wahlberg for Professor X!
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There we are 

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I'm with Peter Martin: if you reboot within the MCU, make the team the original five plus Professor X. Do NOT use Magneto as the villain, do NOT introduce Mystique. The whole point is that THIS is not THAT and isn't going to be.
My preference? Have them fight Vanisher, who's acting as the mentor to a group of mutant delinquents led by... Havok. Cyclops has to decide if he's going to be true to the X-Men and take down these bad mutants or if he'll let his brother go.
Give the audience a peek at the new Wolverine and Magneto in separate post-credits scenes, planting a seed for the second movie.
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Posted: 13 February 2019 at 6:25pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

There is NO way Wolverine would not be in a rebooted X-Men movie. None. Zero. Zilch. Nada. 
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My choice for Wolverine/Logan for years now...Manu Bennett (Spartacus, Arrow).

He’s handsome...not pretty.  His face would need the kind of prosthetics that would add to the ‘feral’ look (pronounced brow and stronger nose bridge) as I’ve added in the pic.   

5’11” so he isn’t overly tall.

Fantastic build...stocky with great physical skill.  

A really good actor.  His work on Spartacus as ‘Crixus’ is what gets me seeing him as Wolverine.

As for recasting the X-Men for the MCU....I gotta give that some thought.   
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5’11” isn’t overly tall?
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Funny, because I was thinking Manu Bennett for Sabretooth....




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5’11” isn’t overly tall....compared to Hugh Jackman’s 6’3”.

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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.

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Makeup could fix that.
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