Although Hugh Jackman’s journey as Wolverine got over last year, he’s still confident about the return of the character someday.
While talking on Sunday Today program, Jackman reaffirmed that Logan will return someday soon, although fans shouldn’t expect to see a familiar face.
“Oh, Wolverine will be back,” he said to interviewer Willie Geist. “Someone’s going to buy him, I don’t know.”
“Not you though,” Geist replied, prompting a humorous exchange.
“No, but Ryan [Reynolds] is relentless,” Jackman said, addressing Reynolds’ constant requests to get Jackman to appear in a Deadpool and Wolverine collaboration.
Jackman has refused to appear in the Deadpool franchise and over the years, the duo has only appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Deadpool stapled a magazine cover of Jackman’s face to his own in the first film, while featured a “Dead Wolverine” music box in the second.
Hugh was earlier asked if he would play the role in another Deadpool sequel if it was directed by Jason Reitman who helmed the latest film for Jackman, The Front Runner.
“I love Jason Reitman, and I actually — for all I say — you know I love Ryan Reynolds,” Jackman said. “But right now Ryan, sorry buddy, you’re gonna have to work harder than that.”
Reynolds has also recognised that Jackman’s time as Wolvie is done, but he won’t stop trying.
“I think convincing Hugh of that would be a near-impossible feat, but there’s no human being I love more than Hugh Jackman in that universe, and equally so as a friend. He’s just the best,” Reynolds told EW.
“I already miss him as Logan, so I’m one of those guys that whenever I see him, I’m like, ‘Come on, man. Just one more. Come on. We’ll do it together. It’ll be fun. Come on! On three. Here we go, together. One, two, three, together,’ and it’s always just me saying it.”