You never know just which actor ends up being the best choice for a role until you see how things work out. After all, when the X-Men were making their way to big screen back in the day, people wanted all sorts of actors to play Marvel’s angriest and hairiest adamantium-laced mutant. At various points, Bob Hoskins, Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, and many others were considered to play Wolverine. Yet, as you’re no doubt aware, the definitive portrayal of the diminutive Canuck ultimately came courtesy of Hugh Jackman — a handsome, 6’2″ Australian with a background in musical theatre, of all things.
Jackman portrayed Wolverine from 2000’s “X-Men” to 2017’s “Logan,” and came to define the character so thoroughly that it’s still difficult to imagine someone else rocking the sideburns and adamantium claws. Nevertheless, the actor left the role of Wolverine behind after “Logan” … or did he? Some of the actor’s recent social media action makes you wonder: Is Hugh Jackman really returning to the role of Wolverine?