- Daniel Radcliffe denies rumors of playing Wolverine in the MCU.
- Fans speculated about his involvement due to his recent muscle gain for Miracle Workers.
- Radcliffe could potentially have a cameo appearance in Deadpool 3 alongside Taron Egerton.
Daniel Radcliffe, best known for his role in the Harry Potter series, has once again addressed the possibility of entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as Wolverine. While it’s been 12 years since the last Harry Potter film, the actor has mostly focused on independent and low-budget films rather than high-profile franchises like MCU. However, recent images of Radcliffe’s physical transformation for Miracle Workers sparked rumors of him potentially joining the Disney franchise as X-Men are integrated into the MCU.
In a recent interview with Vogue alongside his Merrily We Roll Along co-stars Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez, Radcliffe revealed the true reason behind his training: “Yes. I got buff because I am obsessive, and I want to… You’ve seen my parents, they’re like insane fitness people. So that’s just been passed on. But no. No Wolverine. Flattered, but no.” He has previously denied having any connection to the character, despite fans seeing him and Taron Egerton as suitable choices for the role.
Though Radcliffe may not become a permanent addition to the MCU, he could potentially make a cameo appearance in Deadpool 3, directed by Shawn Levy. The film will reportedly feature multiple versions of Wolverine, with Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson visiting different realities. There are already rumors of Taron Egerton making a cameo as Wolverine alongside Hugh Jackman, so a brief appearance by Radcliffe and Egerton is not impossible. However, Marvel Studios has not confirmed their involvement in the project.
As Deadpool 3 approaches its May 3, 2024 release date, fans are eager to find out if Radcliffe will be part of the film. Regardless of whether Wolverine is played by Egerton, Radcliffe, or another actor, Deadpool 3 could serve as the perfect opportunity to introduce the official Wolverine of the MCU, especially now that Marvel Studios is in the process of developing the first X-Men movie for the franchise.