Loki has currently concluded streaming. But it has thrown wide open the doors of the multiverse. This has made it possible for Marvel to now usher in a new era and phase of storytelling.
The possibility of infinite alternate worlds will first get explored in What If…?. It’s an animated series that will expand and explain the various other alternate MCU versions.
Along with this, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home are both expected to flesh out the details of the multiverse as well as explore further possibilities created as a result of the multiverse.
Right now, the internet is rife with rumors of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire’s Spidermen returning in the third Spider-Man movie to stop threats coming from various parts of the multiverse.
Along with this, there are also rumors that Doctor Strange will be joining the Spidermen in this journey. And if the promo posters are to be believed, then this rumor might just turn out to be true.
To make matters better, Charlie Cox’s Daredevil is going to reportedly show up in the movie as well as in the She-Hulk Disney+ show. So the possibilities are truly endless.
As such, this has made fans wonder if other MCU characters from past series and movies could show up via the multiverse as well. One of the characters fans desperately want to see in the MCU is Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
Now, Jackman has already starred as Wolverine in 10 different movies over a period of 17 years. However, a few years back he had said that he was open to appearing in the MCU. Recently, he posted a Wolverine claw pic on Instagram along with a pic with Marvel boss Kevin Feige. This ignited fan speculation again regarding his return.
But his recent comments have shot down any possibility of an MCU return.
Hugh Jackman has a new movie coming out called Reminiscence. So he sat down for an interview with Jake’s Takes to discuss just that. During that chat, the interviewer asked Jackman about the mutant hero he is famously known for playing.
He asked if there’s was any storyline that could convince him to pull out his adamantium claws again now that the MCU was introducing the multiverse, and it was very much possible for the X-Men to show up again.
Hugh Jackman said that right now there has been no communication with Kevin Feige so a return isn’t on the table right now. Here’s his full quote:
“Well, the fact, Jake, that I’m hearing about this from you and there’s nothing in my inbox from Kevin Feige means it’s probably, no matter what idea I came up with, not on the table. Let’s be clear there.”
Jackman then went on to say that before they began shooting the last movie he starred in as Wolverine i.e Logan, he knew that this was going to be the last time he was playing the character.
As such, this helped him make the most of the experience. So right now, even Jackman has shut down any hopes of a possible return and knows that “it’s done.” Here’s his full quote:
“I realized before we shot Logan, we got the idea, we knew what it was going to be, and I thought this is it, and that really helped me. It really helped to know I was going into my last season when it was my last season, and I made the most of it. And it’s still a character I hold close to my heart, but I know it’s done.”
The former Wolverine star ended the interview on a comedic note when he told the interviewer to convey this information to Ryan Reynolds because he simply doesn’t believe any of it. Here’s what he said:
“Tell that to whomever you want, but please tell it to Ryan [Reynolds] because he doesn’t believe it, and he thinks I’m joking.”
You can check out the interview below:
Rumors of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire coming back to reprise their roles as Spiderman in the third installment of the spidey movie franchise in the MCU are flying on the internet.
So many fans will surely be disappointed to learn that Jackman has closed the book on his Wolverine days. However, it should be kept in mind that, unlike Maguire and Garfield, Jackman has spent 17 years playing the character.
As such, it’s understandable that he wants to move on to other things. Honestly, no one really expects Jackman to reprise the role of Wolverine again and join the X-Men or the Avengers.
After all, Hugh’s version of Wolverine has already done all that. As such, it’s time to see the journey of a new Wolverine in the MCU, irrespective of who it is played by. However, we think that a cameo appearance certainly isn’t off the cards.
So if Jackman shows up as Wolverine in the MCU, then it would probably be only in the form of a cameo. After all, with the multiverse opening up the floodgates, pretty much anything is possible.
Right now, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige must be planning on introducing mutants in the MCU. So it must not be too long before the star producer starts thinking about casting mutants and the X-Men.
When it’s time to cast Wolverine, the actor who will eventually be stepping in the role will have big boots to fill and large claws to wear. Now whether Marvel casts someone like Hugh Jackman or opts for a more comic-accurate casting is up to them.
If they go the Hugh Jackman route, then Karl Urban would be a good fit. But if they go the comic-accurate route with a short Wolverine, then actors like Daniel Radcliffe or Taron Edgerton would do the character justice.
However, it is also possible that MCU would do something drastically different. Right now, we can’t wait to see how Wolverine shows up in the MCU and who plays him.
But for now, it’s time to explore the multiverse in What If…? that premieres on Disney+ on Wednesday, August 11.