Likely, the rumors involving Hugh Jackman as Wolverine will never really end; such has been the fans’ nostalgia for the iconic X-Men mutant.
Hugh Jackman decided to end fans’ curiosity and gave a definitive answer about returning to the Marvel Universe.
In an interview with ScreenRant, while promoting his new film, Reminiscence, he was asked whether or not he would return to play Wolverine now that the X-Men franchise will be included in the MCU.
“It’s in my past, man. Don’t tell anyone, alright?
Let me just say one more thing. Because as I said that, there’s not a day goes by where I’m not unbelievably grateful for having been part of that MCU Universe. Particularly to be there at the beginning of it, and to watch it. To see Kevin Feige going from being an assistant to a producer and a mate of mine, to where he is today. And that was a role of a lifetime.
So, I don’t ever want people to feel that when I say I’m done, it’s a glib thing. It was one of the great chapters of my life..”
Jackman debuted as Logan in 2000 in the first successful X-Men adaptation. He quickly became synonymous with the character, as did Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man.
It was so successful that Jackman appeared in the film’s sequels, X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand.
But he didn’t stop there. Hugh would play Logan again in the character’s solo films: X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine. Jackman also appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past before his last movie with Logan. The film was marked to be the character’s farewell, which many fans considered one of the best hero movies in history.
It’s not a spoiler for anyone, but we know that Logan dies at the end and stars in one of the most beautiful scenes in all Marvel. The movie marked the end of an era, much as it did when Downey Jr. said goodbye to Iron Man.