Oh boy! It’s time for the ultimate game of “Will he? Won’t he?”
Hugh Jackman made his final turn as the Wolverine earlier this month in ‘Logan’, a beautiful film that was able to act a truly fitting send off for not just the character, but specifically, Hugh Jackman’s iconic version of him. And everyone involved made it absolutely clear that this was definitely, defiantly, the last time Hugh Jackman would take up the claws as Logan… except for the fact that Hugh Jackman has said he would reprise the role if the X Men film rights reverted back to Marvel and Wolverine became part of the MCU…
Well that’s not gonna happen anytime soon.
But he has also expressed an interest in starring in a movie as Logan alongside Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool:
That doesn’t count!!
However since the release of Logan, Hugh Jackman has clarified that it would definitely be his last time playing the character of Logan. And despite how awesome a proper Deadpool/Wolverine crossover would be, Logan was such a perfect send off for the character that it would be unimaginable for Hugh Jackman to return in the Deadpool sequel.
That is until Deadpool 1 & 2 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick revealed that they may have a trick up their sleeve to get Hugh Jackman in Deadpool 2.
When asked about that idea, here’s what they said:
“That’s not a bad idea. I like that. Deadpool lives in a world where Hugh Jackman is out there. He’s got the People’s Sexiest Man Alive cover that he staples to his forehead in the first movie, so maybe he could meet Hugh as Hugh. That would be really funny.”
To put it simply, they don’t want Hugh Jackman to reprise his role at Logan, but instead, to reprise his (kinda) cameo role as World’s Sexiest Man. Basically himself. You have to hand it to the writers…that’s pretty clever.
While it would be a bit awkward to have Hugh Jackman return as Wolverine, especially after Logan’s ending. So having Hugh Jackman appear as Hugh Jackman is a much better use of Hugh Jackman than having Hugh Jackman return as Hugh Jackman’s career defining role.
Take a drink every time I say Hugh Jackman in this article…now that’s a drinking game.
What do you guys think of the Deadpool writers’ ideas to have Hugh Jackman in Deadpool 2? Genuis? Pointless? Sound off in the comments below!