American Gods co-star Pablo Schreiber wouldn’t mind turning Fox’s X-Men franchise into a family tradition.
The half-brother of Liev Schreiber, who played the villainous Sabretooth in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, revealed he has his eye on two Marvel Comics heroes: Daredevil, who’s now in the hands of Charlie Cox, and Wolverine, who’s … well, in a bit of a limbo following Hugh Jackman’s farewell to the character earlier this year in Logan.
“Those are my two favorite guys, and I would jump at the chance to play either one of them in a second,” Pablo Schreiber, who appears as the hard-fighting, hard-drinking leprechaun Mad Sweeney on American Gods, told ComicBook.com. “And you know, I think Hugh is done now with Wolverine, so maybe it’s time for a reboot. Maybe it’s time for a new Wolverine.”
He jokingly added, “Maybe we can reboot Sabretooth. I don’t think he [Liev Schreiber] would agree to play Sabretooth to my Wolverine.”
While he may not return to the role to face off against his younger brother, the elder Schreiber was interested in bearing his claws again for Logan. However, as he recently revealed, the stars (and schedules) simply didn’t align.
“It was very difficult given ‘Ray Donovan’s’ schedule, and I think they went a different direction as well with story,” he said in April. “I think it’s a terrific movie. I’m just very proud of Hugh and the way that he handled himself with that franchise and that character. It was a great experience to be involved with one of them and to get to work with them. I had mixed emotions when I heard that he was going to retire.”
As for recasting Wolverine: Franchise producers insist that, “at the moment, we’re kind of leaving that alone.”