Since the recent introduction of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Multiverse and the rumors of past Spider-Man actors teaming up with Tom Holland, fans have been speculating that other actors from earlier Marvel films could make their MCU debuts through the use of the Multiverse.
Hugh Jackman Announced his Retirement from playing Wolverine
Fans of the X-Men franchise were shocked when Hugh Jackman announced his retirement from Wolverine after 17 years. X-Men fans couldn’t believe he wouldn’t be back after Logan. So, was Jackman to reprise his role as Wolverine, this time opposite the Avengers? There was a chance that Disney’s possible purchase of $60 billion in Fox assets would convince Jackman.
This isn’t the case at all! Hugh Jackman will not reprise his role as Wolverine despite the combined might of the Avengers.
Jackman’s Comments on the Speculations
Jake Hamilton interviewed Hugh Jackman for Jake’s Takes to discuss his new film, Reminiscence, and he asked Jackman about the Multiverse and got a disappointing answer.
When asked about the possibility of older actors being able to reprise their roles, Jackman said, “The fact that I’m hearing about this from you, and there isn’t anything in my inbox from Kevin Feige, means it’s probably not on the table no matter what idea I came up with.”
As a result, Jackman went on to say, “Just to be clear. Even before we started shooting, I thought, ‘Wow, we got the idea.’ We all knew what it would be, right? And I thought that was the end of the road. Having the knowledge that I was entering my final season, and that I wanted to make the most of it, really helped me. Still, it’s one of my favorites. Nevertheless, I am certain that it has been completed.”
Jackman is still enamored with the idea of joining the Avengers. However, it appears that he has put Wolverine to rest for the time being. “The ship has sailed,” the actor told Collider during his press junket for his upcoming P.T. Barnum biopic The Greatest Showman.
Jackman then made a joke, saying, “If you want to, tell whoever you want about this. Please let Ryan [Reynolds] know about it. Why? Because he doesn’t believe anything and believes I’m joking.” When Jackman shared a BossLogic Wolverine drawing and a photo of him with Kevin Feige on social media a month ago, fans were quick to make connections. But if he is telling the truth, those social media posts were just coincidences.
As a result of Jackson’s comments, it’s unlikely that we’ll see him reprise his role as Wolverine in a Marvel or X-Men movie in the near future. As long as there is super secrecy about film spoilers, any denial could be a feint. Only time will tell if Jackman is truly done with Wolverine.
Source: Jake Hamilton’s Interview