Hugh Jackman’s run as Wolverine is a highly popular one. Logan is one of the most celebrated superheroes of all time. Fans are enthralled to see the clawed mutant making a comeback on the big screen with Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool 3. After nearly a decade, the film will mark Logan’s return to the MCU. There is another highly anticipated project in the pipeline, which contrary to what fans expected, won’t feature Wolverine.
X-Men Reboot Reportedly Won’t Feature Wolverine
Reports have emerged that the Marvel Studios is working on rebooting the X-Men franchise. As the WGA strikes end, the work on script ideas has allegedly begun. In the midst of these developments, reports have emerged that have shocked fans. Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine will not be part of the X-Men lineup.
Logan more or less carried the original X-Men. The movies were often scrutinized for making Logan appear as the main character, reducing all the other heroes to supportive roles in a way. From the insider insights, it appears that Kevin Feige and team want to establish the X-Men before Logan joins the mutant army.
The current idea to reboot the #XMen in the MCU does NOT feature Wolverine on the team…👀
There’s a reason why Marvel is starting to push the X-Men so hard across all mediums, and will continue to push them until they’re on the big screen. pic.twitter.com/SvQ8q5YoZL
— CanWeGetSomeToast (@CanWeGetToast) September 30, 2023
Logan not being part of the X-Men from the get-go is canon. The comic book series first launched in 1963, and Wolverine did not join the heroes until the 1975 revamp.
As per the insider info, The reboot will most likely feature the five mutants that were part of the X-Men at the very start; which include Cyclops, Jean Grey, Beast, Angel, and Iceman led by Professor X.
What Plans Does Marvel have for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine?
A series of reports caused a lot of chatter on the subject of Deadpool 3 being the last of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. All of these were eventually reported to be false rumors. It raises the aforementioned question of Logan’s future in the MCU.
As of now Deadpool 3 will reportedly leave Wolverine on Earth-616, making the clawed mutant a key part of future projects like Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. Given both of these projects are years away, it is possible that there will be a miniseries based on the clawed mutant. Possibly showing his story before he joined the X-Men.
Possibilities are many and the wait is certainly long. For the time being, fans can enjoy Hugh Jackman gracing the screen in Deadpool 3, which is set to hit theatres on May 3, 2024.