Logan was a bittersweet viewing experience for many. While it was great to finally see a legitimately excellent Wolverine movie that also delivered on the character’s violent nature (I’m still shocked Fox let that R-rating pass), the knowledge that the film represents Jackman’s final outing as the character makes the whole thing feel even more poignant, especially when you factor in Logan’s final shots. However, we all know that just because an actor says he’s done playing a character, doesn’t mean it’s truly the end.
There have been plenty of cases over the years in which actors have returned to roles they swore they would never do again (Sean Connery did it twice with James Bond), so there is definitely still hope of Jackman playing Wolverine again … and maybe not in a way you might expect. Here are all the ways I could see Jackman returning as Wolverine.
Given the playful rivalry between the two actors we’ve seen play out over the last year or so, it’s pretty clear that Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman want to share the screen together again as Deadpool and Wolverine, respectively. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t really make sense for Deadpool to show up in a more serious-minded X-Men movie, which is why we didn’t see the Merc with the Mouth make a cameo in Logan (that Deadpool 2 teaser notwithstanding) … but this doesn’t mean Jackman couldn’t do a cameo in Deadpool 2.
As the first movie demonstrated, the Deadpool franchise doesn’t have to play by the same rules as the mainline X-Men films, so Reynolds and co. could find a way to give Jackman a walk-on part that wouldn’t take away from the character’s arc from Logan. Whether it’s poking fun at their rivalry or just doing something totally bizarre and fourth wall-breaking, I find it hard to believe that Jackman wouldn’t want to do a Deadpool 2 cameo if the offer presented itself. Who knows, maybe it would even give Jackman a chance to show off his singing skills!