The return of the ever-charismatic Hugh Jackman, whom you can just call James Howlett at this point, as Wolverine has probably been the most exciting news that Marvel fans have been graced with this week. Even better, Jackman’s character will be making his official MCU debut in an upcoming MCU movie too!
Wolverine will be entering the vast world of the MCU as the character is slated for an appearance in the upcoming Ryan Reynolds-led movie Deadpool 3, which is a part of Phase Six of the MCU. But there’s one glaring question that fans have been wondering about regarding Jackman’s return, was he forced to play the character against his wish?
Wolverine Return Was Hugh Jackman’s Idea
The ending of 2017’s Logan surely set a reminder for Marvel fans that they won’t be getting any more of the X-Men character in a live-action movie anymore, let alone have Hugh Jackman play the character ever again.
But the latest good news about the return of Jackman’s Wolverine, and better yet, into the MCU was a fresh breath of air for Marvel fans.
Regardless of his return, fans had been wondering about why and how Jackman agreed to play Wolverine yet again. Even after what was intended to be his final appearance as James Howlett in Logan, a banging superhero movie that has been lauded as one of the best superhero movies.
Speculations began to surface about Kevin Feige being the prime suspect in demanding Jackman’s return, which got a bit crazier as fans thought Feige had forced the 53-year-old star to step back into the role.
But that’s simply not the case, and Jackman himself confirms it. Speaking to Uncrazed, the Les Misérables star was asked about how he got convinced to reprise his most popular character, to which he said-
“Come on! I make my own decisions”
The actor further reassured fans that everything was “good”, exclaiming that he was excited about his return.
This is quite an interesting development in the Wolverine star’s career. Will Jackman play the character for more than one movie? No idea, but we’re hoping he stays for long!
Fans Are Loving Hugh Jackman’s Enthusiasm For Wolverine Return
The return of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine has made the whole superhero fandom happy, and how can we not be? We’ve seen the actor brilliantly play the character for more than two decades, with most fans already associating Wolverine with Jackman’s face.
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Jackman’s most recent video in which he expresses his excitement to return as the clawed superhero has resulted in a barrage of fans on Twitter pouring their hearts out for the 53-year-old actor with nothing but tons and tons of praises-
I love seeing how happy Hugh Jackman is to play Wolverine again in Deadpool 3! MY GOAT!!! 🤙 pic.twitter.com/5leY5O1MVH
— BLURAYANGEL 🦇 (@blurayangel) September 28, 2022
Say it louder for the people at the back! –
We all love Hugh so much ❤️
— nadcordell (@nadcordell) September 29, 2022
Hugh’s a good guy.
— Tone DeShields (@ToneDesh) September 28, 2022
We all are! –
I really don’t give af about continuity or explanation to how Hugh Jackman comes back as wolverine. I am just excited that’s all
— Nero (@otarunero) September 29, 2022
That’s quite the compliment-
HE IS SOOO HYPED OMG HES GONNA MURDER THIS MOVIE I CANT WAIT
— Maury (@tropical__jiz) September 28, 2022
It seems like there’s a universally accepted appreciation for Jackman as Wolverine, and him as a person in general. The Prisoners star is surely going to rock his claws in Deadpool 3, and we couldn’t be any less impatient.
Deadpool 3 is set for a theatrical release on September 6, 2024.
Source: The Direct