Daniel Radcliffe refutes Wolverine Rumors: ‘I got buff because i am obsessive’

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Daniel Radcliffe, once the child star of one of the biggest movie franchises in the world, has carved out an exciting career as an adult, preferring to play eccentric characters over typical heroic characters. He does it with great humor—and increasingly with a jacked physique.

In a recent Vanity Fair interview, the actor revealed the real reason he is looking so fit these days—and it's nothing to do with Marvel.

“I got buff because I am obsessive and want to,” he said. “You've seen my parents; they’re like insane fitness people. So that’s just been passed on.” (Radcliffe has publicly spoken about his struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), for which he sought treatment through therapy and encourages others to do the same.)

“But no,” he added definitively. “No Wolverine. Flattered, but no.”

Radcliffe has denied involvement in the X-Men's imminent debut in the MCU for years, regularly shutting down speculation while promoting his other projects.

“This is something that has come up every so often for the last few years and every time it comes up I'm like, ‘That's not true, there's nothing behind that' and everyone's like, ‘Ah he said it might be true!'” He told Jimmy Fallon in 2022. He went on to say that he suspects the reason he is the subject of so many Marvel rumors boils down to one very simple physical trait: “I think it's because Wolverine in the comics is fairly short – I think it's people going, ‘Who's a short actor? Him! He could maybe play him!'”

Don't worry, though: moviegoers won't need to wait until the character of Logan is recast to see Wolverine again. Hugh Jackman is reprising the role one more time in Deadpool 3, out next year.

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