The possibility of Hugh Jackman returning as Wolverine and entering the MCU was before just a mere speck of hope somewhere deep in the hearts of many Marvel fans. It was always very unlikely, so much so that no one really believed it would actually happen. However, the Disney/Fox merger is a thing now, meaning that properties such as the X-Men and Fantastic Four will be able to enter the MCU. But how will this work? Well here are some hints that may suggest Hugh Jackman could be reprising his role as Wolverine and entering the MCU.
1.) God damnit Google.
If you search ‘Famous Hugh Jackman movies’ on google, Avengers End Game pops up as one of the results. Google have since changed this yet when this was discovered it obviously BLEW up. However, there is apparently a reasonable explanation for this as it was just a mistake with Google or internet ‘trolls’ messing with the search results. (I don’t know much about technical stuff so we’ll leave it at that).
2.) Getting back in shape.
Hugh Jackman then went on to post a workout video on his personal instagram account with the hashtag ‘cameo’ Now this could mean anything but with the Google slip up it could mean something more, maybe he is making a cameo and getting in shape to play the character of Wolverine. Except, this was posted very recently and the filming for Avengers: End Game finished a while back, so it’s probably nothing. (Could be for an post-credit scene though?)
3.) Sebastian Stan Spoilers.
In the video below Sebastian Stan was on a panel at ACE Comic Con and teased how when he was with Hugh Jackman there was the discussion of him possibly returning as Wolverine in the MCU, he was reserved about what was said but was clear that it was something on Hugh Jackman’s mind.
Sebastian refused to go into detail as he claimed he may get into trouble. It’s a seriously interesting video and one of the biggest hints that he may be returning as Wolverine. So watch the first minute of the video and see what you think.
4.) The Hugh JackMAN himself.
Hugh Jackman has spoke in interviews about returning as Wolverine if it meant being with The Avengers but never thought it would happen. He has been on record before stating he would return as Wolverine to be alongside the Avengers or Deadpool and that would be the only reason for him to return. However, according to this quote from Jackman himself a couple years ago, he was very doubtful he will ever return as Wolverine.
“It’s interesting because for the whole 17 years I kept thinking that would be so great, like I would love to see, particularly, Iron Man and the Hulk and Wolverine together. And every time I saw an Avengers movie I could just see Wolverine in the middle of all of them like punching them all on the head. But it was like, ‘Oh well, that’s not gonna happen,’ and it was interesting just when I first saw that headline, it was just the possibility of it and who knows what’s gonna happen, obviously, I was like, ‘Hang on!’ But I think, unfortunately, the ship has sailed for me, but for someone else I would like to see Wolverine in there.”
Time to *Snap* back to reality.
I personally would honestly have a heart attack in the cinema if Hugh Jackman was to make an appearance as Wolverine in Avengers: End Game. However, the reality is that it’s very much likely not to happen. I want nothing more than for Hugh Jackman to reprise his role as Wolverine but I think its time we give someone else a shot. Hugh Jackman gave Logan a brilliant send off in 2016 and I think it’s best that it’s where his journey ends. A new Wolverine is the most plausible theory. Imagine an end credit scene teasing the new Wolverine and opening up the universe in the wake of the Disney/Fox merger, that would be brilliant. We’re not too sure what could happen, maybe Jackman will return and that would obviously be amazing. Avengers: End Game hits theatres April 26th so we can only wait until then to find out.