Daniel Radcliffe has been forced to address rumours that he is set to replace Hugh Jackman in the role of Wolverine.
The speculation began when a news article claimed the former Harry Potter star was declaring his interest in the role as and when Marvel decide to resurrect the character.
As fans began to discuss the potential of Radcliffe in the iconic role, Radcliffe was asked about the chances of him becoming Wolverine while in conversation with Wired. During the interview, Radcliffe joked: “There’s going to 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. So yes, I’m very happy to announce that here.”
In what seemingly added fuel to the fire, Marvel fans fell for Radcliffe’s obvious joke hook, line, and sinker. Having seen the speculation grow too far, Radcliffe has now poured cold water on the rumours and explained his joke… for those who needed it. “This is what happens when you make jokes,” he said while promoting his new TBS series Miracle Workers.
He added: “Wouldn’t it be great if you could just start casting yourself in things by just saying them in interviews? So I guess people have been asking something about me and Wolverine, and I made a joke about [playing] Wolverine after being in a hot wash, like I’d been shrunk in a hot wash, and the internet seems to think that I was putting that out there on my dream board cosmic ordering system.
“A comedy where Wolverine has got tiny? And now I’m not as equipped to fight but I’m still really sharp? That would be great.”
We can only agree, Daniel.