Commentary: Current rumors name Henry Cavill as the new Wolverine, but here are some better options.
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Here's my list of actors who would be perfect to take on the role.
1. Jon Bernthal
Actor Jon Bernthal is best known as the violent antihero Frank Castle in The Punisher on Netflix. But he would also be an ideal fit to play another Marvel character, Wolverine. Bernthal has a talent for playing tormented characters who use violence to right wrongs. Bernthal could give Wolverine an even darker edge than Jackman has in the past.
Even more promising, Momoa has said that he'd jump to play the role. "I'd love to play Wolverine... [Hugh Jackman] was phenomenal. I grew up just loving Wolverine," Momoa said during an interview at Celebrity Fan Fest in San Antonio, Texas, in 2019.
Actor Oscar Isaac is best known for his role in the recent Star Wars movies as the charming rogue pilot Poe Dameron. But his additional acting roles in the movies Ex Machina, Annihilation and A Most Violent Year show that Isaac is more than just a sci-fi heartthrob. It would also be an interesting change to see Wolverine played by an actor who isn't immediately known for violent roles.
Honorable mention: Danny DeVito
While the comedic actor Danny DeVito isn't the likely choice to be cast as the next Wolverine, some fans think he deserves a chance to play the superhero. Last year fans started a petition to get DeVito cast as Wolverine.
Petition organizer Ring Arius cites another reason why DeVito would make the ideal Wolverine: "Danny DeVito's height is a lot closer to the comic books portrayal of Wolverine, with Danny being 4'10" and Wolverine 5'3" tall," Arius wrote in the petition description.