Nick Offerman Talks Super Hero Roles He’d Like to Play

Internet sensation Nick Offerman is no stranger to comic book-inspired roles. Having appeared in the Sin City feature adaptation and providing the voice for animated series Axe Cop, he’s had his fair share of roles in the comic book realm, but are there any major heroes he’d love to try out? In an interview with Newsarama, Offerman was asked this very question and gave some great replies.

“I hope I get to do something as Teddy Roosevelt; he’s a character I greatly admire. But I’ve always gravitated toward Ben Grimm, The Thing of the Fantastic Four. The most great superheroes I think too highly of to dishonor them by casting myself in their shoes. I tend to prefer the more modern teams of misfits….These days, I love the lead character of The Boys – I’m blanking on the name – Butcher! That’s it.”

Offerman also remembered about how he auditioned for the first X-Men film as, you guessed it, Wolverine!
“You know actually, I auditioned for Wolverine when Bryan Singer made the first X-Men movie. I went on tape reading for that role. I always felt when I was younger, I could have taken a good crack at Wolverine.”
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