As much as I would love to say yes it’s real. It’s not. Tom Hardy’s name however, was dropped by the current Wolverine – Hugh Jackman. Jackman stating the Hardy would be a prime choice for the clawed superhero. With Jackman hanging up his claws and retiring from his amazing job as one of the most popular superheroes of the decade, he’s not wrong there needs to be a replacement.
Hardy, being most likely known for his recent role in the Mad Max: Fury Road, in my honest opinion would be a great choice for Wolverine. To play such a character, you need to look and be strong, have the slight undertones of sarcasm and good acting skills. So right there Hardy has a three out of three.
He’s no newbie to the superhero genre either, he already has had his hand in the Dark Knight series playing the infamous Bane. A wonderful job at that too I might add. So he having already played in a superhero movie he knows what it takes.
The only think I could see going wrong with Tom Hardy is the commitment. This isn’t something that you say yes to once and never again. This is something you say yes to and do for as many movies as you can. This isn’t Spider-Man, I refuse to see a different actor every three movies. Hardy is an actor that’s growing rapidly, he may not want to say yes to the first big role coming his way, even if they ask him that is.
I don’t think they’ll ever be a day where we get to see Tom Hardy as Wolverine. Based on the fact The Hugh Jackman recommended it only gives us the slightest hope. Personally I think he would be a great addition to the cast.