‘Wolverine’ Diehards Demand For Hugh Jackman’s Role To Be Played By…Danny Devito
By Izza Sofia, 23 May 2019
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Will Danny DeVito become the next ‘Wolverine’?
Thousands of fans are trying to get their way after a petition calling for DeVito to be cast as the X-Men garnered over 20,000 signatures.
The advocates believe that DeVito would be the perfect guy to “take the throne” after Hugh Jackman. If ‘Wolverine’ ever makes his appearance in the MCU, “the only man able to pull it off is Danny DeVito,” the petition describes.
Despite the significant differences between DeVito and Jackson, fans have defended DeVito, stating how apt he was for the character.
One fan writes that if DeVito could portray Arnold Schwarzenegger’s twin brother in the 1988 comedy Twins, he can certainly play ‘Logan’. Another fan gives a powerful argument, stating that DeVito has similar characteristics as ‘Wolverine’: both are short and hairy.
While some audience members believe that DeVito would be suitable to play ‘Wolverine’, the intense “physicality of the role” might just exhaust him. X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner told Slashfilm that Jackson departed from his role as the physical training was taking a toll on his body.
Jackman, who played the character for two decades, put down his claws after 2017’s Logan.
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Hmm...I've heard of the campaign to have Danny DeVito play Wolverine. Maybe he can do double duty in the DCU as the new Bane! pic.twitter.com/SSe5jYIzF7— John Taloni (@JohnTaloni) May 23, 2019
Danny Devito as Wolverine. Sign the damn petition because I want it. I love it. pic.twitter.com/3Vkw0n1y8Z— Bran the broken? Really? (@MrUnorthod0x) May 23, 2019
I can't wait for this movie to inevitably win Best Picture and every other Oscar https://t.co/zWJBTew4fB— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) May 21, 2019
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