The return of Wolverine? Hugh Jackman teases Marvel fans with sly new post

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Hugh Jackman may have teased Wolverine's return after sharing two posts on his IG Story.
Hugh Jackman may have teased Wolverine's return after sharing two posts on his IG Story.  © Collage: IMAGO / Everett Collection & Screenshot/Instagram/thehughjackman

Marvel has been known to push the boundaries when it comes to storytelling.

Even the new Disney+ series WandaVision and Loki have dabbled with the ideas of various multiverses and realities.

Therefore, it's safe to say that no one really stays dead in the Marvel cinematic universe.

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In 2019, Disney acquired the rights to the X-Men characters, but there wasn't any confirmation as to who would return to reprise their roles.

Hugh's 17-year portrayal of the Wolverine supposedly came to an end in the film Logan.

But, the actor may have raised the hopes of fans everywhere with a new coy post he shared on his Instagram Story.

On Monday, the Van Helsing star posted an image of the infamous silver claws and a photo of himself with Kevin Feige – who is the president of Marvel Studios.

The back-to-back pictures have sent the internet into a frenzy, with many wondering if the deceased character will rise from the grave.

Where do the X-Men fit in?

Hugh Jackman caused huge speculation following his Instagram Story posts on Monday.
Hugh Jackman caused huge speculation following his Instagram Story posts on Monday.  © Screenshot/Instagram/thehughjackman

It also begs the question: If Wolverine is resurrected, where will he, and the X-Men, fit into the new MCU timeline?

The band of mutants is a Marvel creation, and the franchise has said it currently in the early stages of Phase 4 of their film unrolling.

As we're still watching certain storylines unfold, it has become clear that Phase 4 films will be completely different from their predecessors – but this doesn't diminish the number of possibilities!

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Wolverine could be brought back in a movie set at any point in the past, as well as his fellow mutants.

Dark Phoenix, the most recent X-Men film, was largely seen as a disappointment. Perhaps the franchise could use a fresh reboot – with Wolverine leading the way!

Cover photo: Collage: IMAGO / Everett Collection & Screenshot/Instagram/thehughjackman

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