When Marvel Studios finally reboot the X-Men and introduce them into the MCU, it’d probably be smart if the team didn’t feature Wolverine for a while. After all, there are so many potential characters to choose from, and no matter who ends up in the role of Logan, they’ll face intense comparisons to Hugh Jackman’s iconic time playing the part.
Yes, the Aussie actor portrayed the mutant for 17 years, establishing his take as probably the single most iconic performance in the history of the genre. As such, it’d be a daunting task for any actor to try and take over and it’s safe to say that the inevitable re-casting might turn out to be a poisoned chalice.
“I’m stuck on Hugh Jackman,” Liefeld said when asked which actor he envisions as Marvel’s Wolverine. “Having met Hugh, having loved Hugh, there is only Deadpool because of Wolverine… I was doing Deadpool [in the comics] to get to Wolverine. Wolverine was always the goal. I hope to God he comes back, I do. He’s been seriously firm that he’s not going to be Wolverine, and I foolishly don’t believe him.”
But maybe they won’t have to re-cast in the end? Maybe, just maybe, they’ll be able to convince Jackman to return. At least, that’s what Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld thinks. In recent interview, he admitted that he’s not convinced that the actor is done with the role, saying he foolishly doesn’t believe him.