The Marvel and DC Cinematic Universe are dealing with some crossovers of their own, with actors from both sides appearing in various films. Now a new rumored has occurred, with one of DC’s most recognized actors starring in an upcoming Marvel film as an unlikely character. Henry Cavill, who played Superman from Man of Steel to Justice League, is rumored to be in talks to star in the Captain Marvel sequel as X-Men‘s Wolverine.
Not much has stated about whether or not this rumor is confirmed, but the potential to have the Man of Steel become Wolverine is truly a fascinating one. Of course this is mainly due to the Fox merger, as Disney is gearing up to have the Fox Marvel properties like X-Men and Fantastic Four appear in the MCU. Therefore, having Wolverine make his first appearance in Captain Marvel 2 makes some sense, considering how Disney may want to introduce these characters through sequesl as opposed to creating a brand new X-Men movie entirely.
Unfortunately, Disney cannot get Hugh Jackman back due to Fox retiring the character in 2017’s Logan. So it was inevitable that most of the X-Men cast will be played by potentially different actors. Plus, with Cavill no longer playing Superman in any upcoming DC films, it makes sense for the actor to take on a different role. Some may argue that Cavill isn’t a good fit for Wolverine due to comic character’s height, but more likely it’s because Jackman was so iconic in the role that it will be hard to top. Nevertheless, the potential of seeing a former Superman actor fighting alongside Brie Larson as one of Marvel’s most iconic characters could make for a very interesting collaboration.