Well, in the comics, Wolverine is actually 5’3″, a whole foot shorter than his onscreen counterpart played by Hugh Jackman, but only five inches taller than Danny DeVito.
On top of that, Wolverine, give or take a few years depending on when various comics and films are set, is 187-years-old. Danny DeVito is 24 years closer to that age than Hugh Jackman. No-one complained about Jackman, even though the perfect actor was staring them in the face this whole time.
With that, and the old news (olds?) that Hugh Jackman won’t be donning the claws again, a petition has been started to convince Disney to cast DeVito as Wolverine in any Marvel mutant-related reboot.
Out of a needed 15,000 signatures, the petition has [at the time of writing] nearly 11,000 to its name and counting. The description reads:
“The only man able to take the throne after Hugh Jackman. We believe that if Wolverine is to make an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that the only man able to pull it off is Danny Devito.“
It’s a shame because we all know that this absolutely wouldn’t happen – and that’s probably a good thing – but I have a cunning plan that I believe would please everyone involved. Hear me out…
In the trailers for the Spider-Man: Far From Home, we essentially get a confirmation of a multiverse that was eluded to in Doctor Strange. That means that there’s various different versions of each character and they’re all different in their own way. Think Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse and how all of those guys were their universe’s Spider-Man.
Now, in a future Disney/Marvel project, when we see the person that is actually chosen to be Wolverine (probably someone shit like Tom Hardy), there could be a short multiverse scene that shows various different versions of Wolverine, perhaps conversing with one another, and Danny DeVito could have a short cameo as one of them…
It’s just an idea but I think it might be the best way to have both fan service, a funny moment and a properly-casted Wolverine.
But what do I know?
Images via Getty, Fox, Disney, Stuart Cooper – sc_concept_artist
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow