Ever since the Disney-Fox deal was finalized, The Walt Disney Company has had the rights to every Marvel film. And with all of the speculation regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and whether it will include the X-Men, fans everywhere have decided who should be the next Wolverine: Danny DeVito.
Of course, taking on the role of Wolverine after Hugh Jackman so iconically made the role his own is no easy task. Jackman played the X-Men character for almost two decades, and we can hardly picture anyone but him as Wolverine. And of all the Jackman replacements, DeVito may seem like an odd choice. But, as Movieweb reports, this fan-made petition asserts that DeVito is “the only man” who can follow in Jackman’s footsteps. Here’s what the petition says:
Have Danny DeVito play the rebooted Wolverine in the MCU
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.
The Change.org petition was created by an online user going by the name of Ring Arius, and at the time of this article’s publication, nearly 20,000 people have signed the petition. As Movieweb points out, it’s unclear how successful a petition like this will be, and we’re unsure if Marvel Studios or even Danny DeVito himself have seen the petition circulating the internet. Still, we’re wondering of the idea of DeVito portraying Wolverine isn’t as far fetched as it may seem. If you’ve read the Marvel Comics, you know that Wolverine is actually a smaller guy, not the tall, brawny person Jackman portrays him to be. So it’s possible that DeVito may actually be the best fit to play Wolverine after all. We know the actor may no longer be in his prime, but after taking a look at the fan-made art displayed with the online petition, we haven’t been able to picture DeVito as anyone but Wolverine. See for yourself:
If you want to sign the petition yourself, you can check it out here.
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