Hugh Jackman has said again, and again, and again that he’s hung up his claws as Logan after playing Wolverine for the past 17 years in the X-Men films. He went out on the highest note possible with James Mangold’s Logan last year, not to mention that he died at the end of the movie. Still, it seems that everyone else in the world, especially Ryan Reynolds, hopes to see Jackman release the claws just one more time. More specifically in the upcoming X-Force film.
While there’s no telling just yet who outside of Deadpool, Cable, and Domino will make up the roster in Drew Goddard’s upcoming X-Force film, Reynolds has made repeated attempts to convince Jackman to return for X-Force. And sure, we saw Jackman’s Wolverine in Deadpool 2, but that was just footage from the film and done with Jackman’s permission. But if there’s one person who may want Hugh Jackman back for X-Force more than Reynolds, it’s the man behind the Merc with the Mouth himself — Rob Liefeld.
Liefeld recently sat down with Nerdist and, among other things discussed, explained that he is one of those who wants to see Jackman reprise his role again for X-Force. You can see Liefeld express his hope for Hugh Jackman’s return in the video below at the 2:19 mark.
Liefeld also referenced a letter he wrote on his Instagram that he addressed to Hugh Jackman to express his hope that everyone’s favorite Logan would stand shoulder-to-shoulder, sort of, with Reynolds’ Deadpool. Here, have a look.
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Dear @thehughjackman just checking in to reassure you per your recent comments that, yes, fans absolutely desire on the deepest possible level of affection and excitement that we can collectively muster to see you return as Wolverine alongside Ryan as Deadpool. Being in the comic business for 33 years and speaking as someone who has crafted a few memorable encounters between Logan and Wade, I can guarantee and confirm an audience and a reaction like nothing you have ever before experienced!! Wolverine is my favorite character in the history of comics, he inspired every aspect of Deadpool’s creation!! Please give some consideration to unsheathing your claws for one more glorious adventure! #wolverine #deadpool #marvel p.s. please feel free to adapt directly from Wolverine #154-155 and feature The Administrator, The Watchtower! Unapologetically and unashamedly, your pal, Rob! #BiggerthanInfinityWar #robliefeld
Not to mention Liefeld believes the audience reaction would be like nothing before if the two appeared on screen together. As is, though, Jackman looks to have put Wolverine behind him for the moment. And while we’ll have to wait and see what becomes of the X-Force film, you can guarantee that many will still hope to see Jackman pop the claws once more.
What do you think, though? Would you want to see Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine alongside Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool and the rest of the team in Drew Goddard’s X-Force film? Let us know in the comments below.
What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.
Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click “Next” to find out.
1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes’ (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as “MJ” that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.
Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter’s motivations in Far From Home.
2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home
Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter’s secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she’s aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.
3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic Affair
This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won’t be awkward for Peter.
4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury
The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.
The unlikely duo has been described to have a “brothers in arms” dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?
5. Spider-Man & Mysterio’s Relationship Is The Central Focus
During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:
“The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There’s no one more professional than him.”
Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.