– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Much has been said about Logan being Hugh Jackman’s last outing as the Wolverine. And why shouldn’t this be a big deal? This is a character he’s been playing consistently for the past seventeen years. The man should go out with a little bit of fanfare, shouldn’t he? That’s especially true since Logan actually turned out to be a great film, with our own Edward Douglas giving it a solid B+.

Though of course, for a lot of us fans, it’s hard to let go. No matter how many times Jackman tells us this is the last time he’ll don the claws, every couple weeks, we get a new story about Jackman “really really really being really serious about leaving the franchise.” Perhaps it’s just so rare that us fanboys actually love something, that when we do, we cling to it with the jaws of life. But would Jackman leave the franchise under every circumstance? What if, say, he was able to play the character in a Marvel Studios movie?

Speaking with Screen Rant, Jackman was asked just that.

“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.


“At the moment, honestly, if I really did have them there, I probably wouldn’t have said this is the last. It just feels like this is the right time [to leave the character].”

This answer is nothing but an answer to a crazy “what if?” scenario, so there’s no use getting too excited about it. Marvel Studios very much has their own plan, and as of right now, it has nothing to do with the X-Men. Given the way they’ve been able to exploit other properties (like Guardians of the Galaxy) as a result of not having those rights, we think everything ultimately turned out for the best. But that does get the old imagination going.

If Logan had existed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to begin with, what kind of world would they have? We’re sure there’s some version of the universe out there where this is exactly the case.

What do you think of Jackman’s comments? Would you ever want to see Wolverine in the MCU? Let us know in the comments down below!

Logan hits theaters on March 3, 2017.

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SOURCE: Screen Rant

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.