I’m sure that everyone’s still recovering from the breaking news-ish return of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine which was revealed to us by Ryan Reynolds in just the way that the Deadpool star wanted. The return of Jackman in his most popular role will come with an appearance in the upcoming Deadpool 3 movie.
Jackman’s return in Deadpool 3 was not the only piece of news to be excited about, though. The 54-year-old actor will officially mark Wolverine’s debut in the MCU with his appearance in the movie. When you see his MCU debut from a much wider perspective, you can see a ton of opportunities for the character in the franchise, and there’s one particular movie we’d want to see him in.
Will Wolverine Be In Secret Wars? Better Yet, As An Avenger?
Phase Six of the MCU looks super exciting, and one notable production from the list of movies in that phase is Avengers: Secret Wars, which will serve as a sequel to Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
To explain a bit before we go deeper, the movie takes its title from Secret Wars, a Marvel comic series that shows us somewhat like a battle royale/ team deathmatch between heroes and supervillains on a planet called Battleworld.
This matchup is carefully curated by a cosmic entity called the Beyonder who takes a keen interest in the superheroes (as well as their potential) that reside on Earth. However, the live-action adaptation won’t be based on the comic version of Secret Wars.
One of the notable heroes included in the Beyonder’s list (from the comics) is Wolverine, and we just couldn’t resist and speculate that the character will be included in the live-action version of Secret Wars. As obvious as it can be, he’ll return as a protagonist or a superhero, possibly teaming up with the Avengers team!
While it is officially confirmed that Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine will be back with his MCU debut in Deadpool 3, were crossing our fingers and hope that we get to see him take part in a crossover as epic as Secret Wars.
Why Wolverine’s Secret Wars Appearance Is Plausible
It’s no doubt that Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine is the most recognizable face in the X-Men franchise, which is, to be fair, only because James Howlett never ages compared to Patrick Stewart’s Professor X.
While his 17-year-run as Captain Terror ended with a perfect close at the end of 2017’s Logan, there was always a missing piece that just didn’t fit even after all the events that the character went through.
With Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Marvel surely sets up a neat precedent with the multiverse concept- the plethora of parallel universes saw a core member of the X-Men team, Professor X (Patrick Stewart), debut in the MCU. But he was a part of the Illuminati instead of being with his usual X-Men team.
Regardless of whose side Professor X is on, he’s in the MCU! This would help make us believe that Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine wouldn’t only be back for a single movie in a franchise like the MCU, and just as we said- it’d be a waste to not have him cast for Avengers: Secret Wars.
Avengers: Secret Wars will be released in theaters on May 1, 2026.