Serious Casting Suggestion: Matt Berry as Wolverine?

Man, this suddenly feels a lot like Wizard Magazine: A Guide To Comics but I’m rolling with it. Whoever makes another Marvel X-Men movie with Wolverine in it, please consider casting Matt Berry.

He’s not a ‘pretty boy’ like Hugh Jackman and he’s certainly not ripped. But he’s relatively short, stocky and he’s not shy to grow sideburns. Star of shows such as Garth Merenghi’s Darkplace, The Mighty Boosh, Snuff Box, The IT Crowd, Toast of London, What We Do In The Shadows, Disenchatmen, Twelve Forever, Year Of The Rabbit, House Of Fools, The London Olympics Opening Ceremony, Man To Man With Dean Lerner, and his Matt Berry Does series, the more you think about it, the more it makes sense. He has some cinematic credits too, including Christopher Robin, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, Swansong and Svengali. While much of his work has been in comedy, dramas such as Five Daughters adds to the range on display. But… mostly Year Of The Rabbit.

Once he’s in your head as Wolverine, it’s hard to shake. And then the lines start to fly…

“CLAWS!”

“I’m the best there is at what I do and what I do isn’t prettyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…”

“Yes, Professor Charles Xavier, I can hear you.”

And after learning that Jen Grey is Scott Summer’s boyfriend, “F-ck you… Whisky!!”

And he can always write the feem tune, sing the feem tune if he fancies…

We thought it was gold but it was adamantium…

Am I the only one who feels this way?

 

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Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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