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Daniel Radcliffe Jokes About Wolverine Casting Rumors

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Ever since 2017's Logan effectively marked the end of Hugh Jackman's tenure playing Wolverine, one of the hottest talking points in the world of superhero films has been who could be the next to don the claws. This topic of discussion has recently been revitalized as a result of Disney's pending acquisition of 20th Century Fox, as well as the revelation that the former is currently looking to recast the role.

One person who has often been brought up in this ongoing cycle of speculation is Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe. The 29-year-old actor has frequently been the subject of tabloid reports and fan-castings for the new Wolverine, and some rumors have even suggested that he was eyeing the part.

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While participating in a WIRED Autocomplete Interview, Radcliffe himself addressed these rumors upon reading a frequently-searched question that asked if he would be playing Wolverine, jokingly "confirming" that he would be.

"There's gonna be a new Wolverine movie in which... it starts off with Hugh Jackman being put into a hot wash, and then when he comes out, it's me," Radcliffe said. "So, yes! I'm very happy to announce that here."

At 5'5", Radcliffe is significantly shorter than the 6'2" Hugh Jackman, as the London-born actor implied in his joke. However, Radcliffe's height would actually make him a much more comics-accurate Wolverine than Jackman, given the fact that the iconic mutant canonically stands at about 5'3" in the Marvel comic books.

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Still, it's fairly clear from Radcliffe's tone that nothing official is currently in the works. After all, if it was, he probably wouldn't be allowed to say anything at all. In all actuality, fans will likely still have to wait some time before Disney and Marvel make an official announcement regarding Logan's cinematic future.

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