Hugh Jackman Fuels Rumors of His Return as Wolverine
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The 'Logan' actor rises people's eyebrows with his recent post on Instagram that many sees as him teasing at him reprising the mutant in upcoming X-Men movie in the MCU.

AceShowbiz - Fans may be seeing Hugh Jackman reprising his role as Wolverine once again. Following the actor's retirement from playing the character after 20 years, it was speculated that Marvel may need to find a new actor to replace Hugh in a planned X-Men movie. However, they seemingly don't need to as the actor appears to hint at his return.

"The Greatest Showman" star appeared to tease that he might reprise his role as the mutant. He reuploaded a piece of fan art from Bosslogic that featured Wolverine extending his claws. He further fueled the rumors by posting a picture of himself and Kevin Feige. The actor also paid tribute to "Superman" and "Lethal Weapon" filmmaker Richard Donner.

"Today we lost one of the most talented courageous, cheeky, funny, loyal directors to have ever made movies. Richard Donner. Deb & I lost a great friend," Hugh wrote in his message. "Lauren, we send all our love to you and the whole family and ... the 100's of dogs he rescued! Your movies, stories, your laugh will always be in our hearts."

Back in 2017, Hugh said that he would continue playing Wolverine if the X-Men were to be introduced in the MCU. At the time, such thing was still unlikely since he rights to the X-Men were still owned by Fox. Now that the mutants joining the MCU is a reality, it's understandable for fans to wish him to reprise the character.

Hugh last played Wolverine in "Logan", which premiered back in 2017. The Australian star shared that he made the decision to retire from playing the character after meeting comedian Jerry Seinfeld. When he asked Jerry why he ended his smash-hit sitcom Seinfeld after nine seasons, Jerry allegedly told him, "I've always believed, you should never spend everything creatively because its almost herculean to start up again. You should always have something in the tank.' Leave the party before it gets too late kind of theory." The answer inspired him to retire as Wolverine.

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