Here Is What Scott Eastwood Could Look Like As Wolverine

The Fate of the Furious and Pacific Rim Uprising star Scott Eastwood told ComicBook.com he wants to be the next Wolverine, and BossLogic took to Twitter to give fans an idea of what that could look like.

Australian actor Hugh Jackman retired from the role earlier this year with Logan after playing the metal-clawed mutant nine times between 2000 and 2017. In 2015, Jackman pointed to The Dark Knight Rises and Mad Max: Fury Road star Tom Hardy as a possible replacement, saying he hasn't given much thought to what younger actors could step into the cigar-chomping hero's well worn jacket.

After the release of Logan earlier this year, X-Men movies producer Simon Kinberg revealed Fox hasn't "even thought of the next iteration of Wolverine," adding Jackman will have a say as the filmmakers "would talk to Hugh about it."

Jackman has made peace with leaving the role behind, acknowledging the popularity of the X-man ensures another actor will step into the role, whenever that may be.

"The character will go on," Jackman said in February. "Someone else will play it, for sure."

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Eastwood's first comic book movie was a bit role in 2016's Suicide Squad as Lieutenant GQ Edwards, and he "of course" wants to return for a sequel. With his profile rising — as part of the 'Fast Family,' he'll likely return to action for Fast & Furious 9, out 2020, and a turn as Nate Lambert in the Pacific Rim sequel could mean central roles in two blockbuster franchises — Fox would have to snag Eastwood soon before availability becomes a problem.

Fox will next release three X-Men projects in 2018 — Deadpool 2, The New Mutants and X-Men: Dark Phoenix — none of which seem to include Wolverine. Short of an eventual reboot, Fox could potentially reintroduce Wolverine in Drew Goddard's X-Force, a Black Ops take on the X-Men that will be filled with "down and dirty mutant warriors."