Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Director Eric Apple has addressed the apparent reference to Daniel Radcliffe Wolverine casting rumors in the biopic. Radcliffe is best known for playing boy wizard Harry Potter in the first decade of his acting career. After that, he branched out with experimental roles Swiss Army Man And horn. Now he stars in a biographical parody film in which he plays the eccentric Al Yankovic. For the past few years, there have been constant rumors about Radcliffe playing Wolverine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Releasing on November 4 on Roku Channel, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Directed by Apple from a screenplay he co-wrote with Yankovic and stars Radcliffe, Rainn Wilson, Toby Haas, Julian Nicholson, Quinta Brunson and Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna. A satire of biopics based on Yankovic’s life, the film features a scene in which Radcliffe’s Weird Al becomes distraught when it is suggested that he start taking roles in major film franchises. Some viewers interpreted the moment as a direct nod to Radcliffe’s rumored takeover of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
During a recent interview with Dr joke book, Apple addressed the apparent reference to the film. Although the Weird Al movie director said the moment wasn’t intended as a reference to Rumors, he admitted that by casting Radcliffe, the scene takes on a different context. Radcliffe also discussed his role in fueling the casting rumours, though he doesn’t seem as upset as Weird Al in the movie. Read what Apple and Radcliffe had to say below:
apple: I mean, when we wrote it, it wasn’t grounded [the viral Wolverine comments]. But it’s funny how when you cast someone like Dan, these things feel like a little bit of a new context.
Radcliffe: With the Wolverine thing, it’s something that I love wrongly… I’ll be very honest and just be like, “It’s not a thing and it’s not happening.” And then every so often, I’ll get bored of answering like that and I’ll be like, “Ha, come on in and take me to Marvel!” And like, that was dumb stuff to say. Why do I ever say that? So, and then it kind of resurfaces for a while but, yeah, it’s not something that I like… I’m not bothered by it like Al is bothered by it in the movie, like at all. I don’t flip my lid every time.
Daniel Radcliffe would make a good Wolverine
The casting of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the 2000s X is human Controversial at the time because the character is 5’3″ in the comics and the Australian actor stands a foot tall. Over time, however, Jackman’s portrayal of Wolverine became beloved, but he seemingly retired from the role after 2017. log on, there’s been growing interest in seeing the MCU remake a more comics-accurate Wolverine with a younger cast. Radcliffe, who is 5’5″, emerged as a fan-favorite candidate due to his diminutive stature, but is also a remarkably gifted actor, exemplified by his recent performance as Weird Al.
Unfortunately, Radcliffe will probably never play Wolverine. It doesn’t seem like it harry potter The actor has always been serious about playing a mutant, as he accidentally fueled Wolverine rumors. Also, Jackman is returning to play Wolverine in the MCU Deadpool 3, which mostly put the Radcliffe rumors to rest. Still, audiences can enjoy his off-the-wall performance Weird: The Al Yankovic Story And what exciting roles he has lined up next.
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