Logan, the gritty, western-style Wolverine movie, may have been the last dance for Hugh Jackman’s adamantium-boned mutant, but the actor says Wolverine isn’t dead. (He’s awfully hard to kill, after all.) During a morning TV appearance promoting his upcoming P.T. Barnum biopic, Jackman said he felt certain that someone else would unsheathe Wolverine’s claws in the future.
“Definitely someone else will play the role [of Wolverine]. It’s a great role. You know, it’s like a Bond, or it’s like a Batman, those kinds of roles. Other people will play him for sure,” Jackman said on the UK morning show Lorraine after getting the obligatory chatter about The Greatest Showman out of the way.
Previously, Jackman has said he’d only return to the character if Wolverine got to pal around with the Avengers, but that seems unlikely. Plus, Logan was such a good farewell that it would almost be a shame to resurrect his Wolverine. That said, Jackman’s probably right. Wolverine is such a popular character that it seems obvious that Fox, which owns the rights to him and the other X-Men, will want to get a new Wolverine at some point. That actor will just have some mighty big shoes to fill.
For what it’s worth, Jackman revealed that he hasn’t totally stopped playing Wolverine.
“He’ll come back, just not with me. Well, except on Saturday nights at my house,” Jackman said. “I dress up. When my kids are not doing their homework, I dress up and the claws come out. I just have to [raise an eyebrow] with the claws and it works!”
Jackman’s kids shouldn’t worry. Sure, Logan was a little gruff with Laura, but he eventually proved himself to be a pretty darn good dad.