DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE Star Hugh Jackman Reveals The Real Reason He Decided To Return As MCU's Logan

DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE Star Hugh Jackman Reveals The Real Reason He Decided To Return As MCU's Logan DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE Star Hugh Jackman Reveals The Real Reason He Decided To Return As MCU's Logan

Deadpool & Wolverine star Hugh Jackman has shared more details on what drew him back to his most famous role after bidding farewell to the clawed mutant in 2017's Logan. Find his comments in full here...

By JoshWilding - May 21, 2024 05:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Deadpool & Wolverine

2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine was the clawed mutant's first solo movie...and an utter disappointment. Despite that, the hero did ultimately get a (somewhat disjointed) trilogy thanks to The Wolverine and Logan, with both proving to be significant improvements. 

The latter ended Hugh Jackman's run as Wolverine by killing the character, and we expected that to be it for him. Heck, so did the actor himself as Jackman confirmed on multiple occasions that he was retiring from a role he'd been cast in nearly two decades earlier.

Ryan Reynolds managed to convince Jackman to make a comeback and he'll now play a different Wolverine Variant in this summer's Deadpool & Wolverine

Recently Jackman spoke to Fandango about what drew him back to the Marvel Universe (we don't anticipate this being a one-and-done as Jackman is a dead cert for Avengers: Secret Wars). Unsurprisingly, it sounds like the chance to make up for Deadpool and Wolverine's disappointing 2009 team-up was at the forefront of his mind.

"I was on my way - I was just driving-– and literally just like a bolt of lightning came this knowing, deep in my gut, that I wanted to do this film with Ryan...for Deadpool and Wolverine to come together," he says in the player below. "And I swear to you, when I said I was done I really thought I was done."

"But, in the back of my head, ever since I saw Deadpool 1, I was like 'Those two characters together...' I knew it: I knew the fans wanted it. Ever since I put on the claws fans have talked about these two, so that had always been there, but I just knew."

"I literally could not wait to arrive; as soon as I arrived I rang Ryan and I said 'Let's do it.' Like, I hadn't rung my agent, no one," Jackman adds. "I had to ring my agent [after] and say 'Oh, by the way, I've just committed to a movie.' [Laughs]." 

As part of the MCU, Jackman will also don Wolverine's classic costume, a major shift from the time he spent in 20th Century Fox's version of the Marvel Universe. Will he be Marvel Studios Logan post-Secret Wars? That remains to be seen.

Shawn Levy directs Deadpool & Wolverine, which stars Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Emma Corrin, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, and Matthew Macfadyen. The movie is written by Ryan Reynolds & Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Zeb Wells & Shawn Levy.

The trades have confirmed that Jennifer Garner will reprise her role as Elektra, with Wesley Snipes, James Marsden, Famke Janssen, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Dafne Keen, Channing Tatum, Blake Lively and, as we mentioned above, even singer Taylor Swift among those rumoured to make an appearance. 

Kevin Feige, Reynolds, Levy and Lauren Shuler Donner produce with Louis D’Esposito, Wendy Jacobson, Mary McLaglen, Josh McLaglen, Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, George Dewey, Simon Kinberg and Jonathon Komack Martin serving as executive producers.

Deadpool & Wolverine arrives in theaters on July 26.

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vectorsigma - 5/21/2024, 5:24 AM
Please be a good movie
TheMetaMan - 5/21/2024, 6:46 AM
@vectorsigma - It is a great movie. In fact it just might be everyone’s favourite X-men movie. You will like it. You just have to adjust your expectations. It’s the only way to get the most out of it.
lazlodaytona - 5/21/2024, 7:33 AM
@vectorsigma - have faith bro. This can't go wrong unless MARVEL Heads messes with it too much.
bobevanz - 5/21/2024, 9:15 AM
Here's the video if you want to watch this instead of reading a thousand articles. For shame
ObserverIO - 5/21/2024, 5:27 AM
I don't know if anyone remembers, but Jackman actually said several times, in interviews for Logan that the only thing he would return as Wolverine for would be the MCU.

He said I'm absolutely retired as Wolverine, unless I get to be in the MCU then I'll come back.

I'd look for a quote, but I gots shits to do, I gots to go!
IAmAHoot - 5/21/2024, 6:06 AM
@ObserverIO - Boy did I have to dig a little bit, but I found his quote. In regards to the MCU when deciding that Logan would be his final time in the role...

“If that was on the table when I made my decision, it certainly would have made me pause. That’s for sure. Because I always love the idea of him within that dynamic, with the Hulk obviously, with Iron Man but there’s a lot of smarter people with MBAs who can’t figure that out [laughter]. You never know.”
grouch - 5/21/2024, 6:19 AM
@ObserverIO - if they do go properly to the MCU, marvel really need to get off their ass and start filming stuff soon and back to back.
MadThanos - 5/21/2024, 6:22 AM
@ObserverIO -
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lazlodaytona - 5/21/2024, 7:33 AM
@ObserverIO - I believe u dude. I'm glad he's back
ObserverIO - 5/21/2024, 1:24 PM
@IAmAHoot - Thanks man. Good work finding that quote. 'geeksofcolor', you really did have to dig deep.
BeyondtheFuture - 5/21/2024, 5:33 AM
I’m so excited for this movie but I also have a terrible feeling about it. Weird combination of emotions.
IAmAHoot - 5/21/2024, 6:07 AM
@BeyondtheFuture - Every sexual encounter I've ever had...
braunermegda - 5/21/2024, 6:58 AM
@IAmAHoot - coming from josh? Probably yes
RolandD - 5/21/2024, 7:01 AM
TheMetaMan - 5/21/2024, 7:04 AM
@IAmAHoot - haha brilliant. 😃😅😅🤣😂
lazlodaytona - 5/21/2024, 7:35 AM
@IAmAHoot - 😂😂😂😂😅😅🤣🤣🤣🤣

Oh. sadly me too .... hashtag
OptimusCrime - 5/21/2024, 5:33 AM
All this was all in a 15 minute long interview on youtube...

Are we gonna get an article for every sentence from this video.
Vigor - 5/21/2024, 5:35 AM
@OptimusCrime - yes
Gabimaru - 5/21/2024, 6:52 AM
@OptimusCrime - thank Josh for that
RolandD - 5/21/2024, 7:02 AM
@OptimusCrime - Did you read the byline?
elgaz - 5/21/2024, 7:28 AM
@OptimusCrime - Never underestimate Wilding's ability to generate 100 articles from a 30 second soundbite.
lazlodaytona - 5/21/2024, 7:36 AM
@Gabimaru - thank you @JoshWilding !
Gambito - 5/21/2024, 5:50 AM
TheVisionary25 - 5/21/2024, 5:58 AM
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Kidding aside , I could see Jackman genuinely for the reason he stated above wanting to do the film since he’s always had an appreciation & respect for the character & the fans.

Hell , I still remember him bringing Len Wein on stage once at a Comic Con and thanking him for creating the character and giving him a career.

Having said that , I hope he isn’t the MCU Logan post Secret Wars because I would like the X-Men to start fresh in this universe (and I don’t think he will be).
grouch - 5/21/2024, 6:19 AM
does the interview explain why his hair is so weirdly not like it usually is and his mutton chops are so preciously and short.
elgaz - 5/21/2024, 7:29 AM
@grouch - This is a variant of Wolverine, not the one from Logan/etc. So I guess they feel they can make him aesthetically different without really impacting canon.
TheMetaMan - 5/21/2024, 7:35 AM
@grouch - Never in my life have I seen so many comments directed at someone’s hair. This weird obsession over Jackman donning the classic wolverine hairstyle (or failing to in this case) has me convinced this has become some sort of fetish. Is his hairstyle really that important? Clearly it must be. I digress because y’all are starting to make me observe his hair more then I should. 🤣😅😃
Apophis71 - 5/21/2024, 8:09 AM
@elgaz - That is my take, that if going with it being a Variant not a prior version they would want to make it visualy obvious it isn't the same version as Logan and/or the Xmen/Wolverine films beyond JUST the costume. IF DP tries and fails to recruit others first we will probably see Hugh looking more like he did before in one or more of those scenes and/or other actors with various iconic looks either from prior films or from the comics.
MyCoolYoung - 5/21/2024, 10:17 AM
@TheMetaMan - this is one thing I've never got down with around here lol people obsess with every minute detail down to the smallest threading on the costume. I don't look at his hair almost at all
TheMetaMan - 5/21/2024, 6:59 AM
When promoting a film; actors, filmmakers and the like yap a lot about nothing. Jackman had a clause in his contract that stated he would have to make one more appearance as Wolverine should Disney decide to make an X-men movie before 2025. It’s no secret that Fox’s licensing rights to X-men IP expires next year. This is why many actors who played these beloved characters from the fox-men universe will return once more but this time it’s more of glorified cameo.
WhateverItTakes - 5/21/2024, 7:38 AM
Please dont be like Deadpool 2
HashTagSwagg - 5/21/2024, 8:24 AM
@WhateverItTakes - So far it doesn't look like they're bringing the fat kid back which is a huge plus size.
WhateverItTakes - 5/21/2024, 8:59 AM
@HashTagSwagg - I know Jesus that kids makes the film nearly unwatchable
WhateverItTakes - 5/21/2024, 7:38 AM
We need Wolverine hunting hulk
Izaizaiza - 5/21/2024, 8:29 AM
I looking forward to this film, but let's not refer to Jackman as the MCU's wolverine. If Jackman being back is anything besides a one off, it will suck. Jackman has done an amazing job, but we need a more accurate version of the character in the MCU.
CaptainFlapjaks - 5/21/2024, 9:00 PM
@Izaizaiza - well because of the multiverse, every varient is an mcu version. Tobey and andrew are officially mcu spidermen. And now hugh is officially an mcu wolverine. If he stays on as a teacher for the mcus xmen, that could be a possibility if the rumours are to be believed we will getting a different, more female centric team that will probably be twist on 90s xmen. Jubilee, kitty pryde, colossus, nightcrawler, cyclops, jean grey, gambit, rogue, x23, iceman.
Izaizaiza - 5/22/2024, 5:52 PM
@CaptainFlapjaks - Man, no to Hugh being a teacher. Give me a proper comic accurate Wolverine that makes Hugh's version look like a school boy.
CaptainFlapjaks - 5/22/2024, 5:57 PM
@Izaizaiza - i would love a new wolverine. Im just saying that is a possibility. Who knows, perhaps we get the true mcu wolverine in the deadpool movie.
Izaizaiza - 5/23/2024, 8:20 AM
@CaptainFlapjaks - Gotcha. Fingers crossed 🤞🏻
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