Let’s just cut to the chase here. Henry Cavill should absolutely play Wolverine in the next X-Men movie.
Let me repeat, a bit louder for those in the back: Henry Cavill should absolutely play Wolverine in the next X-Men movie.
But is this just a fan’s fever-dream and not cold, hard reality?
The Mother Of All Nerds website recently led with the story, “Henry Cavill In Talks With Marvel To Play Wolverine And We Don’t Know How To Take This.” But it is very hard to determine, reading this article, if Cavill is indeed in talks with Marvel Studios to play Wolverine.
On one hand, you have this:
It is understood that Marvel Studios is auditioning Henry Cavill and rooting for him to participate as Wolverine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But then, later, this:
There is no recognized means supporting these statements.
And then even later, crushing whatever fangirl dreams I had left:
We get the impression that someone said something and all the other sites reported it as real, although without foundation.
So at this point what it looks like is that people in social media began speculating if Henry Cavill would make a good Wolverine, and it just blew up from there.
But when you think about it…yeah, Cavill would make a great Wolverine. I mean, he looks like Wolverine. He even has the true Logan height-to-muscularity ratio going on. And instant recognizability in geek circles to boot!
And all this stuff about Cavill “betraying” DC by taking on a Marvel role? I mean…it sort of looks like Warner Bros. gave Cavill the shaft on playing Superman a while ago. If anything, I would imagine that would motivate both Cavill AND Marvel Studios to make the deal, as the ultimate in cinematic trolling.
But will it actually happen, is the question? That still remains to be seen. It almost sounds too smart a decision for Hollywood to make.
And even if Cavill doesn’t get the role…there’s always Jim Carrey!