It’s always sunny in… the Marvel Cinematic Universe? A Change.org petition calling for veteran comedy actor Danny Devito to join the MCU as the next Wolverine has garnered over 50,000 signatures. With the news of Disney acquiring Fox, and with it the rights to the X-Men franchise, it’s likely that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige will cast a new Wolverine following Hugh Jackman’s departure.
The petition is a result of much fan speculation and, although it was posted to the site a few months ago, it’s recently gained traction. Devito, best known for his roles in beloved films Matilda, Batman Returns and Twins, as well as his long running stint in FX series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, famously stands at just 4’11. However, Wolverine’s height in the original comics was listed as only 5’3, making Devito a comparable stand in, especially compared to the 6’2″ Jackman.
Stating “Danny DeVito’s height is a lot closer to the comic books portrayal of Wolverine. With Danny being 4’10” and Wolverine 5’3,” the petition also noted that “we all saw Danny’s portrayal of the Trashman. So, we know he is fully capable of fighting, and that he is not afraid when things get dirty!” Neither Devito nor Feige has yet to acknowledge or comment on the viral petition.