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Is Hugh Jackman set for Wolverine return in Marvel’s Phase 4?

July 14th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Ok, so, look, this happened a week or so ago and we didn’t report on it because we thought it might be nothing but, given how Loki has just changed everything in the MCU moving forward (here), we thought it might be a good time to re-evaluate the details.

On July 4th Wolverine, sorry, I mean actor Hugh Jackman, posted two very interesting images on social media.

First up, he posted a very cool image from artist Boss Logic of Wolverine’s claw and then he posted an image of himself with Marvel boss Kevin Feige – taken during the filming of X-Men: Origins – Wolverine – and suddenly we’re all thinking… is Jackman hinting at a return as Wolverine only this time in the MCU?

We know that previously the star has said he’d love to play the character in the MCU but he’s also said that he’s too old now and, let’s be honest, love it or hate it, Logan was a definite end for the character, however, if Deadpool can join the MCU, the Jackman’s Wolverine – now easily in the top ten comic portrayals of all-time – can too and, if I were a gambling man, I’d take those odds to the best australian online casino. More on that Deadpool thing in the next post (I’ll link here when it’s written).

At the end of Loki we saw that the Multiverse was blown wide open and, presumably, this means all Marvel movies, shows, comics etc are out there and relevant – much like DC did a couple of years back with the Arrowverse – and, if this is true, then Jackman’s Wolverine could still be out there, looking to appear in the MCU.

We recently reported that Chris Evans may be returning to the MCU as Captain America and one of the idea was to have him return in a story set during WWII which would introduce Wolverine to the MCU… could this all be connected (more here) and look, this isn’t the craziest thing we’ve heard about actors playing Marvel movies including Tom Crusie as Tony Stark, no, really (here).

It could, of course, be nothing but, given how Phase 4 of the MCU is now exploding, I have a feeling there could be something there… mind you, it could still be a safer bet if you headed to a big online casino.

Thoughts? I wanna hear them, gang…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….