Daniel Radcliffe Addresses Rumour He Will Be The Next Wolverine In X-Men Films

Daniel Radcliffe has addressed the rumour he will be the next Wolverine in the X-Men films.
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Daniel Radcliffe has addressed the rumour he will play the part of Wolverine in future X-Men films. 

The Harry Potter actor has recently starred in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, which is a satirical true story about the parody-song superstar.

While promoting the movie, Radcliffe has once again been asked whether he will ever play the Marvel character, and he’s made his feelings pretty clear.

Chatting to GQ, The Woman In Black star said he wished he had ‘never opened his mouth’.

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Radcliffe told the publication: “It’s purely a press tour rumour; I say something, and then occasionally I get bored of answering that way so I say something different, and that sets it off again.

“I should just never open my mouth.”

The actor went on to say that it’s unlikely he’ll ever play a character long-term again, as he wouldn’t want to commit.

He added: “I just don’t ever want to get locked into something that I am not sure I will be able to love the same amount the whole time.”

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Radcliffe continued the Wolverine chat on the Phase Zero podcast, on which he clarified it’s ‘not happening’.

The 33-year-old said, via Den of Geek: “That’s not a thing, and that’s not happening.”

He added: “Every so often I’ll be bored of answering like that and I’ll be like ‘Ah, come and get me, Marvel!’. And then I’ll be like, ‘That was a dumb thing to say. Why do I ever say that?’.”

Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe has addressed the rumour he will play the part of Wolverine in future X-Men films. Credit: Alamy

It’s understandable that Radcliffe doesn’t want to commit to a long-term role anytime soon, as, during his teenage years, he appeared in all eight of the Harry Potter movies.

In a previous chat with New York Times, the actor said that stepping back into this role was also something that he’s ‘not interested’ in.

“I’m getting to a point where I feel like I made it out of Potter OK and I’m really happy with where I am now, and to go back would be such a massive change to my life,” he said.

“I’m never going to say never, but the Star Wars guys had like 30, 40 years before they went back. For me, it’s only been ten. It’s not something I’m really interested in doing right now.”

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The British actor has also made it clear that he doesn’t want his kids to follow in his footsteps and become child stars.

He recently told Newsweek: “I’d also say I love like, yeah I think if you can get a situation where you’re on film sets without necessarily [thinking] oh, this is gonna be a big deal in your life, that’s great.

“Film sets are wonderful places. I think a lot of the time it can be wonderful for kids. But it’s really the fame side of it that should be avoided at all costs.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.