After hanging up the claws with 2017’s critically acclaimed Logan, Hugh Jackman had previously claimed that the only thing that would get him to change his mind and return for another outing as Wolverine would be if it was part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
So, with Disney close to completing its acquisition of 20th Century Fox (and, in the process, bringing the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four back to Marvel Studios), is it possible that we could see Jackman sharing the screen with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes?
Well, if – and we should really place an emphasis on “if” here – a Google listing is correct – not only is it possible, but it’s also going to happen this April in Avengers: Endgame!
As spotted by eagle-eyed fans, if you Google “famous Hugh Jackman movies”, then alongside the likes of Chappie, Movie 43 and Pan is one Avengers: Endgame…
— the life of pablo (@tlopabloo) December 30, 2018
Now, one would have to assume that the chances of Google getting the scoop on Hugh Jackman’s casting in Endgame to be slim, while Marvel’s Kevin Feige has previously stated that it could be several years before the X-Men and Fantastic Four have any impact on the MCU (and that’s from when the deal closes, which is expected to be some time in the first six months of 2019).
That being said, if you’re going to be introducing the X-Men franchise and the whole concept of mutants into the MCU, then is there a more perfect opportunity to do so than with the time-travelling, dimension-hopping, reality-altering Avengers: Endgame?
Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One) and Frank Grillo (Crossbones), as well as Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolvervine) and Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why).