Hugh Jackman refuted rumors that he returned as Wolverine. Whether these rumors were true or not, it would be a mistake to bring Wolverine back.
Marvel has been working to bring more of its previously customized properties into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but two elements of the old X men universe that should be retired is Hugh Jackman and wolverine. Through Disney’s expansion, Marvel has regained the rights to properties like the X-Men and Fantastic Four, the latter of which will get a reboot in the MCU future. Similarly, Marvel’s agreement with Sony has allowed Spider-Man: Homecoming properties to be shown in MCU with some actors reproducing the same roles, including JK Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson and Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock.
Hugh Jackman first played Wolverine back in 2000, years before Iron Man introduced MCU two years before the first Spider Man film, and only two years after the first Blade the film was released. In total, Jackman starred as Wolverine in eight feature films, including three independent posts and made cameo appearances in X-Men: First Class and X-Men Apocalypse. His last outing in the role was in 2017 Logan which drew on the “Old Man Logan” story from the comics and ended with the character’s eventual death.
Although the audience has loved Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of Wolverine, it would ultimately be a mistake to bring the actor back to MCU. This particular iteration of the character has been examined as completely as might be deemed necessary. Extending from his time as a child in 1845 to his death in 2029, Hugh Jackman’s tenure as Wolverine in X men movies have covered a lot of terrain with many of the topics filled with X-Men: Days of Future Past go so far as to give the character a time travel story. After telling a satisfying arc of character, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine would not have much to offer the MCU at this point and would at best undermine the emotional dispatch the character received in Logan.
But besides not bringing Hugh Jackman back to play Wolverine in MCU, Marvel should completely abandon the character for live-action editions. Although there is agreement on that The four fantastic could be improved and a reworked film could be successful, reworking of Wolverine would inevitably lead to disappointment. Hugh Jackman definitely conquered the role and played the role for so long that any new actor would be held to an unreasonable standard, just like with the remake of Harrison Ford’s Han Solo for Solo.
While the reintroduction of Wolverine along with the X-Men in MCU may seem like a winning move, Marvel may do better. Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine is definitely iconic, and wolverine already had a large following from comics and animated shows. Still, Marvel has a huge list of characters that it has not yet researched, and MCU has already proven that it can reap great success by making deeper dives into lesser-known characters.
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