Report: Is This Actor Playing Wolverine In Square Enix’s Avengers Game?

by Robert Workman

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UPDATE: Well, that was wishful thinking. Toufexis just tweeted out that the motion work was for The Expanse.

ORIGINAL STORY: You may have caught the news earlier in the year that Square Enix has formed a partnership with Marvel to bring the Avengers universe to video games, even though no specific projects were announced yet. However, we may have gotten a hint about one particular character being involved in the project – Wolverine.

Voice actor Elias Toufexis, who previously portrayed Adam Jensen in Square Enix’s Deus Ex games (including the recent Mankind Divided), shared a picture today on his Instagram page, featuring him in a motion capture suit with an interesting little thing on his hand – something that resembles claws, similar to Wolverine’s adamantium claws.

But if that didn’t indicate he was going to play the fabled character, perhaps the quote that went along with the picture is all the confirmation you need: “I’m the best there is at what I do.” (And, yes, that’s a classic Wolverine quote.)

While the picture didn’t indicate any other details about the project, this appears to confirm that Toufexis will be portraying and voicing Wolverine in a forthcoming Avengers game of some sort, though it’s still unknown what extent his character will be involved. Still, it’s nice to see that Square Enix’s deal with Marvel doesn’t exclude certain characters considered exclusive to Fox’s deal with the X-Men characters. That means anyone could very well be fair game in the forthcoming project – maybe even, dare we say it, Deadpool?

Square Enix will more than likely divulge new information on the project – and perhaps even an official name – in just a couple of months at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, where it’s expected to announce its slate of games for the coming year, and maybe beyond. For now, though, we can simply speculate as to what kind of role Wolverine will play, and how far he’s willing to go to help his Avengers allies – especially if they’re facing some familiar foes from the Marvel universe.

We’ll let you know once we hear something more official. In the meantime, we can’t wait to see what Square Enix has planned – and who’s involved in the final product. See you soon, bub.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.