Marvel Studios reportedly wanted Hugh Jackman to return as Wolverine in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Doctor Strange’s appearance in the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer has gotten many to speculate on what his upcoming sequel will bring. Filming on Doctor Strange 2 was completed a while back, and reshoots will conclude in September.
A lot of rumors about who might appear in the Doctor Strange sequel are out there, and one of the biggest is that we will see Professor X appear. However, Marvel Studios was eyeing another mutant for the film at first. According to a tweet from ViewerAnon, the studio originally wanted Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine to appear in a quick scene where he would get killed by Scarlet Witch. However, it sounds like that is no longer happening.
With Marvel Studios in full control of the X-Men franchise, it’s expected that we will start to see mutants appear in future films down the line. The Fantastic Four will be the first Fox property to get a reboot from Marvel Studios, with Spider-Man director Jon Watts at the helm. A Deadpool sequel starring Ryan Reynolds is also in the works.
Here is the official synopsis for Hugh Jackman’s last turn as Wolverine in Logan:
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Directed by James Mangold, Logan stars Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq LaSalle, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Boyd Holbrook. Logan is available on Digital HD, Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will hit theaters on March 25th, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the potential future of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!