THE BOYS Star Karl Urban Calls Wolverine Fan-Casts "Flattering," But Feels He's Too Old For The Role

Many fans feel The Boys star Karl Urban would be a great pick to take over as Wolverine in The MCU, but the actor believes Marvel Studios will almost certainly cast younger...

Karl Urban (The Lord of the Rings, Dredd) was often fan-cast as Wolverine before he landed the lead role in Prime Video's The Boys, but the actor's layered turn as the ferocious, charismatic Billy Butcher has placed him right at the top of many Logan fans' wish-lists.

This even led to "rumors" that Urban may have met with Marvel Studios about taking over from Hugh Jackman as the iconic mutant berserker in the MCU, but those reports always seemed suspect.

Urban was asked about the Wolverine fan-casts during an interview with The Guardian, and while he calls the support "flattering," he does outline a slight problem with taking the gig.

“Oh really? It’s flattering, but you have to rationally think about it. I’m what, two years younger than Hugh Jackman? [It is closer to four years.] I mean, if I was a studio looking to cast someone as Wolverine, I’d pick someone I’ll get three films out of. You’re not going to get three films out of Karl Urban unless you want a 65-year-old Wolverine.”

It's true that Kevin Feige and co. will most likely cast a younger (and shorter!) actor to play Wolverine, but it would be a mistake to go too young. After all, Logan has been around for a very long time and probably reached adulthood close to 200 years ago, so he should at least look like he's been through the wars (literally) when we meet him in the present-day.

What do you guys think? Is Karl Urban a good pick to play Wolverine in the MCU? Drop us a comment down below.

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