Once again, it's time to fire up the Mighty Marvel rumor mill.
Pop culture website We Got This Covered is reporting that its wily, ever-anonymous sources have knowledge that Marvel Studios is eyeing Dacre Montgomery, who portrayed Billy Hargrove on the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, to fill the role of Wolverine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Before we go any further, we feel compelled to make a few things clear about this "breaking" news. First, WGTC is typically not a super-reliable source of inside information. While the website has fielded accurate rumor reports in the past, it also has a pesky habit of spreading absolute malarkey. Plus, since no other media outlets are reporting that Marvel wants the young Australian actor for the role of Wolverine, the idea that these folks are "breaking" anything but Dacre Montgomery fans' hearts is pretty laughable.
Second, this isn't the first time Montgomery has been connected to a Marvel role by the fandom. As recently as last summer, the same website reported that he was being considered for the part of Adam Warlock in James Gunn's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, for example. We'll leave it to you to decide whether this indicates that Marvel Studios is trying super-hard to find the right role for the talented actor, or that the internet's rumor mongers stepped on their own feet with this one.
Third: if indeed Marvel is considering Montgomery to take on the role of Wolverine which, again, it could honestly go either way we're basically as on board as you could get. Ever since we got our hands on the actor's insane Stranger Things audition tape, we've wanted to see him land a major role in a superhero franchise.
We literally can't think of a better fit for him than everyone's favorite cigar-chomping, adamantium-infused mutant especially after we saw our favorite digital artist BossLogic's rendition of the guy!
As psyched as we would be to see Montgomery take over as Logan in the MCU, WGTC's alleged inside sources also put forth a small addendum to the rumor which makes us doubt the whole shebang. According to them, Marvel brass are still hopeful that they might be able to coax Hugh Jackman, who held down the role for almost 20 years in the Fox Studios-produced X-Men movies, to return. Failing that, the sources say, the studio would then be interested in talking to Montgomery. Keep watching the video to see which Stranger Things star reportedly being considered for MCU's Wolverine.
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