When Logan came out in March of 2017, my immediate reaction was that it was easily the second greatest superhero film of all time, behind only The Dark Knight. But then my second reaction was bittersweet, as I realized that as good as Hugh Jackman’s performance in the movie was, we’d never get to see something like it again, as Logan would be the last time that Jackman donned the claws.
But then Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox happened and rumors began swirling about the X-Men, Wolverine included, joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, while Disney was reportedly “relishing” the ability to recast Wolverine, I can promise you now that if Hugh Jackman wanted the role back, Disney would give it to him. Jackman has appeal across all four corners (young and old, men and women) and is already established as the character, making him an easy fit into the MCU.
While nothing official has been announced, Sebastian Stan, who plays Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier in the MCU said he’s had discussions with Jackman about returning to the role.
Hugh Jackman is thinking about the potential for an X-Men and Avengers crossover. That’s according to one current member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sebastian Stan was on an Ace Comic-Con panel with co-stars Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie. The topic of Fox’s merger with Disney and what it means for the X-Men and Marvel movies came up. Stan volunteered some interesting information.
“Recently I happened to be sitting next to Hugh Jackman,” Stan said. “I didn’t know what other awkward thing I could talk about but to be like, ‘Am I going to see you soon?’ I don’t know. But he said a couple of things to me and I’ll just leave it at that. Otherwise, I feel like I’m going to get into trouble with somebody. I asked him because I kept thinking he said whether or not that was, Logan, was supposed to be the last Wolverine thing or whatever and he said to me, well I think he publicly said out there, which was like he’s been thinking about it and it’s been on his mind. So, I don’t, he may be.”
While the Disney/Fox merger still has months of litigation to get through before it becomes a reality, that doesn’t mean that Marvel Studios hasn’t already begun planning what they will do when the deal does finally go through.