Hugh Jackman is the best Wolverine we have seen yet and it does not come as a surprise when MCU still hopes for him to remain as The Wolverine.
Now that the Disney and the Fox merger has been completed, Marvel Studios is focusing on the best way how to bring the mutants and Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As a matter of fact, their utmost priority right now is probably trying to work out how Wolverine will fit into things since there is a whole lot of talking going on the web regarding who is going to be the hero to play the role.
Hugh Jackman sadly does not seem to be too interested in returning for the role, but all hope is not lost yet. Some sources of We Got This Covered has revealed that the studio executives are now hoping that they will be able to convince Jackman to be back.
It is still unclear if the discussions between Jackman and the executives have begun or if this is just something that Marvel has been discussing amongst themselves but from what we understand, they aren’t ruling it out.
But, considering the fact that it might actually happen, the sources say that Jackman would be playing a different version of Wolverine than the one we saw in Fox’s X-Men movies. The specific information about how this is going to work out is not available yet or how he is going to fit in with the rest of the rebooted mutants, but the studio is hoping that he will return.
It goes without saying that Jackman has always been proud of his role, but he has always stayed strong about the fact that he is not going to reprise his role anytime in the future. In fact, it does not even seem like the prospect of joining MCU can convince him otherwise, so Marvel may be holding out hope for nothing.
But, then again, who knows what the future holds and Hugh can always have a change of heart. Kevin Feige has already revealed that it’ll be at least another five years before the X-Men enter the MCU, following the Disney-Fox merger. So, it is a long shot that we will be hearing anything concrete about Wolverine's future, but, here's to hoping.