Karl Urban is way from a stranger to starring in comedian e book variations, and already has an enormous variety of them underneath his belt, however he’s by no means actually been given the prospect to point out what he may deliver to the desk if given a serious position in an effects-heavy superhero blockbuster.
In fact, the actor performed the title character in Pete Travis’ cult basic Dredd, however that film was made for a comparatively thrifty $45 million and bombed on the field workplace, and he might need the lead position in Amazon’s smash hit sequence The Boys, however Billy Butcher doesn’t have any superpowers of his personal.
Th 48 year-old performed a one-dimensional villain in Bruce Willis’ Pink, lent help within the terrible Korean comedian e book story Priest and his position as Skurge in Thor: Ragnarok was performed principally for laughs. Urban was linked Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice and The Batman when each tasks had been casting the Caped Crusader, however regardless of admitting he’d like to don the cape and cowl he was ignored on every event.
Nonetheless, we’ve heard from our sources – the identical ones that informed us Thor: Love and Thunder could be adapting Jane Foster’s most cancers storyline earlier than Natalie Portman just lately confirmed it – that the previous Lord of the Rings star is actively chasing the position of Wolverine when the Marvel Cinematic Universe will get round to rebooting the long-lasting mutant.
No additional particulars can be found, however based on our intel Urban actually needs the position, whether or not it’s the principle timeline’s model or one of many many rumored multiverse cameos. He’s definitely acquired the seems to be, physicality and charisma to play Wolverine, however the main disadvantage may very well be his age. Urban is barely 4 years youthful than Hugh Jackman, and also you’d think about that Marvel Studios will likely be casting a lot youthful relating to rebooting the mutton-chopped mutant.