Marvel Studios and Disney are finally getting back their characters from 20th Century Fox now that the merger is going through, but that presents something of a problem. Hugh Jackman has stated his last time popping the claws was in 2017's Logan, which means its time to find a new actor to take on the role.
Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, is currently looking for just such a player as he works behind the scenes to bring Marvel's merry band of Mutants back into the fold. While it's unlikely any new films will feature the Mutants for some time, they should start to emerge sometime after Fox's release of The New Mutants and Dark Phoenix, which is set for release in 2019.
Finding a replacement for Jackman is no easy task. The veteran actor played the character for nearly 20 years across a total of 10 films, which solidifies him in most fan's minds as the only live action Wolverine, but even ardent fans have to move on eventually.
There are dozens of capable actors who both have the looks, the muscle tone, and the acting skills to take on the role, but only a scant few are truly able to fill Jackman's shoes, but only a few are viable options...
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