Hugh Jackman Will Not Return as Wolverine Again

Posted 2017/12/11 0 0

Too bad, the rumor can’t become true, we won’t see him return in Avengers!


Just when Hugh Jackman sheaths his claws and steps away from playing Wolverine after 17 years, we get news that Disney is buying Fox’s X-Men and Fantastic Four properties and it will now be possible for Wolverine to team up with Iron Man and Captain America. It's a scenario that Marvel fans have been dreaming for since the Marvel Cineamtic Universe began, and something that even Hugh Jackman himself has said that he'd be psyched for. However, while speaking to Collider as part of the press junket for his upcoming P.T. Barnum biopic The Greatest Showman, the actor admitted that “the ship has sailed.”

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.

Logan was released earlier this year and served as a nice send off for Hugh Jackman's version of the character. Jackman long talked of Logan being his final performance as Wolverine and, despite the appeal that exists in returning alongside The Avengers, he's truly done. He admits he has no idea what the future holds, but that's something he's embracing.

"Never before have I felt the landscape so bare, maybe I should be worried about that. But... I just finished, wrapped a film with Jason Reitman called The Front Runner, which is a political comedy and I do feel right now very open and excited to have no idea what is coming next."

Last we heard, Disney and Fox were working out "the fine print" about an acquisition that would bring the X-Men and more under the same banner as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That would mean Professor X, Deadpool, The New Mutants, and plenty more characters could finally interact with the likes of Captain America, Thor, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

We'll definitely keep you posted when we hear more.