Dacre Montgomery rose to fame for his role as school bully Billy Hargrove in the Netflix hit series, Stranger Things. However, there have been several speculations that Montgomery will replace Hugh Jackman to don Wolverine’s metal claws. And the actor has recently unveiled the truth behind the rumours.
In a recent interview with The Daily Telegraph, Dacre revealed that he has no interest in replacing his friend and mentor Hugh Jackman in any upcoming Marvel films. Dacre had been rumoured as a possible replacement for Hugh, but he shared that this isn’t on the cards for him.
The rumours swirled around after it was reported Hugh Jackman would not be reprising his role in the upcoming Deadpool film. Dacre had allegedly been up against the likes of Taron Egerton, Paul Mescal, Milo Gibson and Daniel Radcliffe for the iconic role. However, the actor said his friendship with Hugh, who offered him guidance early in his Hollywood career, was more important to him than landing a big franchise role. He has instead set his sights on grittier roles.
Dacre further says he is attracted to meatier scripts with character development. The actor added to the outlet, “I feel like it is an amazing opportunity as a newcomer in the Australian acting world to craft my own story.” Notably, he recently became an ambassador for the Australian menswear brand Politix. Gushing on the same, he says, “I think that is what is amazing about this is there is an emphasis on sensitivity in masculinity.”
Dacre Montgomery is best known for portraying Billy Hargrove in Stranger Things. The actor’s most recent credits include his starring as TV director Steve Binder in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic. Dacre is expected to star in two films this year, Spider and Jessie and Went Up that Hill.