Daniel Radcliffe has mostly put blockbuster movies behind him since Harry Potter ended, but it looks like he could be jumping over to the MCU pretty soon.
According to insider Daniel RPK (via @DeadpoolUpdate), the former boy wizard has been cast in a ‘secret role’ in the upcoming Deadpool 3. No details have been released about Radcliffe’s casting, but a lot of fans are almost sure that he’s going to play a variant of Wolverine.
Though Hugh Jackman is considered to be perfectly cast as the live-action Logan, comic book and cartoon fans have been very nitpicky with the characterization. Never mind that Logan has become a main character of the franchise, but he’s also supposed to be rather short and gruff compared to the hunky, 6-foot-tall Jackman.
Since Radcliffe is also known for his stature, fans have been fancasting him for years as the MCU’s new Wolverine. Sure his voice may not be as gruff as what’s expected for a character like Logan, but it’s very possible that he could get some kind of voice acting lessons to pull it off.
For now, production for Deadpool 3 is said to have come to a halt because of the WGA and SAG AFTRA strikes, but with enough enthusiasm from everyone involved, fans are hoping that Deadpool 3 manages to come out the other end of the strike with a solid film and a great introduction of the Merc with the Mouth to the MCU.
Deadpool 3 is set to release in theaters on May 3, 2024.