Just when Hugh Jackman hangs up his Wolverine claws, we got news that Disney and Fox are ready to sign a deal that will give Marvel Studios usage over the X-Men characters. It is a scenario that Marvel fans have dreamt for since the MCU started, and something that Hugh Jackman himself has said that he would be up for.
Now that an X-Men / Avengers crossover is a possibility, will Hugh Jackman consider putting on the claws again? Here is what the actor had to say:
“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.”
There is a bittersweet nature to the whole Fox/Disney deal. Jackman has been the biggest icons in the movie industry since the 2000s, and it is ironic that everything is coming together as he departs.
Jackman is correct when he says that the time for him to be the Wolverine in an Avengers universe has passed. Wolverine is one of the big characters facing a re-casting dilemma, but the introduction of the X-Men to the MCU will be a perfect excuse to introduce a new version of Wolverine. Some fans will love to see Jackman cameo in the MCU at some point.
Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters on May 4, 2018. Thor: Ragnarok is now playing in theaters. Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include; Black Panther on February 16, 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.