Despite the fact that Hugh Jackman’s been talking about retiring the sideburns for the last two years or so, Wolverine fans—and studio execs—have had a hard time accepting that Logan will be his last appearance in that role. Jackman’s reconciled himself to the fact, though, and is prepared to let someone like Daniel Day-Lewis assume the adamantle. He’s even shot down the possibility of working a side gig with Deadpool. Yes, it really looks like Jackman’s moved on—but that hasn’t stopped interviewers from asking him what circumstances might change his mind.
ScreenRant talked to Jackman about his final bow, and discussed far-out possibilities, like a Wolverine-Avengers team-up. Jackman, who will play P.T. Barnum in the upcoming Greatest Show On Earth, seemed to really dig that idea, telling ScreenRant:
If that was on the table when I made my decision, it certainly would have made me pause. That’s for sure. Because I always love the idea of him within that dynamic, with the Hulk obviously, with Iron Man but there’s a lot of smarter people with MBAs who can’t figure that out [laughter]. You never know.
Of course, this isn’t really an option, since Fox and Marvel haven’t been able to work out the particulars of a crossover between the X-Men and the MCU. So for now, it looks like Logan will be the last we see of Jackman in the world of mutants.