Before Hugh Jackman made us all believe that a 6-foot tall Australian can indeed play The Wolverine in the X-Men movies, I was adamant (pun?) that professional wrestler Chris Benoit should have been cast in the role. The physical resemblance was uncanny (pun again?). Both were short, ripped, and frankly kind of ugly. Both hailed from Canada and had the distinct ability to go into ‘berserker’ mode. And of course, Benoit coincidentally had the professional nickname The Canadian Wolverine. Obviously physical resemblance would’ve gone only so far and it really was Hugh Jackman’s performance that won us over. In any case, I don’t know why I never thought of doing this before, but here is a quick photo-manip of Chris Benoit in the updated traditional Wolverine getup.
Coincidentally, I used to do a lot of digital art and most of my work can still be found on my Deviantart page. There’s a number of Batman-inspired stuff there.