With news of Hugh Jackman hanging up the role of Wolverine, many have been speculating what FOX has planned for the future of the X-Men after the release of "[X-Men: Apocalypse](tag:1194267)" and " Wolverine 3". Rob Keyes, a contributor to screenrant.com, published an article on August, 6th explaining X-Men's writer and producer, Simon Kinberg, believes the franchise should move it's focus to television views rather than big box office blowouts. If such news were to happen, not only would the franchise flow more like a comic book, but there would also be the possibility of the need for a new Wolverine. Due to this reason, I will explain why Josh Holloway is a solid choice for the fast-healing, thug-slashing hero we all know and love.
Holloway hasn't done much work which follows FOX's casting trend. As far as what has done, though, he played a major role in the television series "Lost" in which he played as Sawyer, a gritty, sarcastic loner who usually served as the series' "tough guy." His character was well received throughout the show's run even when reviews of the series went into a downward spiral towards its end. Other projects that he has been a part of include; Sabotage (2014) and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011). Last, but not least, he was also asked to play the role of Gambit in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" but ended up turning down the role due to his perception that the role seemed too close to his character in "Lost."
I don't feel I need to say much in this category due to the images above but here is a quick reference. Born a year after Hugh Jackman and at, approximately, the same height, Josh Holloway looks like Wolverine. He appears slightly younger than Hugh Jackman but this could play in FOX's favor should they decide to do a television series and start it before the events of the first X-Men movie.
Josh Holloway is a much respected actor in the realm of television, action series. In my opinion, he has the look and the right attitude to play Wolverine if FOX decides to make X-Men into a television series rather than continue with their movie franchise.
What are your fan-castings for the clawed superhero? Do you think Josh Holloway is a good pick or should FOX pick some one else? Should they even bother continuing X-Men after Hugh Jackman? Write your comments below and thank you for reading my first entry to Moviepilot. I'm Jake and I'll see you all next time!