While we wait and see who Marvel chooses to take over the adamantium claws of Wolverine from Hugh Jackman, talented artist Andrew Hunt has his mind made up, creating a stunning image of Letterkenny star Jared Keeso as Logan. Keeso certainly cuts a fine figure as the fan-favorite member of The X-Men, with the artwork giving the actor the iconic spikey hair, glorious mutton chops, and bloodied claws of The Wolverine.
"A couple a weekends ago I was introduced to the show #Letterkenny with the explicit purpose (besides being a funny show) of showing just how much #JaredKeeso would be a natural at playing #Wolverine. I was convinced pretty quickly... So I decided to do a quick #concept #sketch."
Andrew Hunt is not the only one convinced that Jared Keeso would make a great Wolverine, with a petition started not too long ago calling for Marvel to bring the actor into the Marvel franchise when the role is inevitably recast for the MCU. No doubt Hunt's artwork will convert even more to the cause, with this artwork now making it difficult to picture anyone else worthy enough to step into Jackman's shoes.
Along with his role as star and writer on the series Letterkenny, which follows the comedic happenings of rural folk getting by in a small town, Jared Keeso has also had roles in the likes of Elysium, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan in which he starred alongside Kit Harington and Natalie Portman, and the crime drama 19-2.
Meanwhile, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has since shut down the suggestion that he had a particular actor in mind to take over from Jackman, responding with a pretty definitive "no". Feige has however revealed some interesting details regarding Marvel's approach to the wider X-Men franchise saying, "You know how much I love the X-Men. I already said that's where I started. I can't tell you anything before we actually announced it, but rest assured, the discussions have been long and ongoing internally."
While many Wolverine fans continue to hold onto the hope that Jackman will return, the actor himself recently put this to bed saying, "Well, the fact that I'm hearing about this from you and there's nothing in my inbox from Kevin Feige means it's probably, no matter what idea I came up with, not on the table," Jackman said. "Let's be clear there."
Besides, Jackman is happy with how his journey as Wolverine ended. "I realized before we shot Logan, we got the idea, we knew what it was going to be, and I thought this is it and that really helped me. It really helped to know I was going into my last season when it was my last season, and I made the most of it," Jackman said. "And it's still a character I hold close to my heart, but I know it's done. Tell that to whomever you want, but please tell it to Ryan [Reynolds] because he doesn't believe it and he thinks I'm joking."
With Hugh Jackman having now declared that his legacy as Wolverine is well and truly over, Marvel could certainly do a lot worse than giving Keeso a stab at playing the beloved character.