Hugh Jackman has increased the speculations that he may return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Wolverine! Fans of the clawed X-Men character have been speculating on the actor's likely return on social media, barely two years after he appeared to have said goodbye to the role in the successful film 'Logan.'After Jackman shared two intriguing photographs on his Instagram Stories that hinted at his return in a future Marvel film, rumors of him returning took the internet by storm. On his Instagram stories, the actor showed fan art of Wolverine by BossLogic, followed by an old shot of himself posing with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Following Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the studio now owns the 'X-Men' and 'Fantastic Four' film franchises. While the 'Fantastic Four' is rumoured to be part of Marvel's Phase 4 release schedule, no mention of the 'X-Men' has been made. According to reports on several internet portals, Jackman suggested to resuming his role as Wolverine, but in an Avengers film. "Every time I saw an Avengers film, I imagined Wolverine standing in the centre of them all, punching them in the skull. But it was like, 'Oh well, that's not going to happen," said Hugh Jackman. The actor also stated that, while he believes his chances of appearing in an MCU film are long gone, he is excited to see a fresh actor take on the part. ALSO READ: Elon Musk comes in support of Britney Spears for her conservatorship; as he tweets ‘Free Britney’!
If he reprises his role as the clawed mutant, he will set a new world record for the longest live-action Marvel superhero career. Hugh has played the Wolverine for a total of 16 years and 228 days, a record he shares with Sir Patrick Stewart for the longest time as Professor Charles Xavier.