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Everyone is well aware that Hugh Jackman has officially said farewell to Wolverine and he's not coming back.
The Aussie actor hanged up the claws in Logan and insisted he won't be returning to the role.
However, that doesn't mean the character won't be making a return to the big screen.
Jackman has seriously hinted that could be on the horizon after a recent social media post could indicate Wolverine is about to get his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He reposted a picture of him and Marvel boss Kevin Feige from a few years ago as well as a poster of Wolverine's claws, which were designed by Hollywood graphic artist Boss Logic.
While this could be nothing more than a throwback to his iconic character, it could also show how Jackman is handing over the claws to Feige and his ever-expanding MCU.
Fans understandably went wild, with one saying: "Don't do that, don't give me hope."
Another added: "You can't just post that and walk away, you just can't I'm sorry."
Hugh has previously expressed his desire to see Wolverine mixing with the Avengers in a film, whether that be him or someone else. However, now that he's definitely left the role, it leaves the door open to someone else.
Speaking to MTV back in 2015, ahead of the release of Logan, Jackman answered who he thought could replace him.
He said: "That's a great question. I haven't given it a lot of thought. I've been asked the question a lot and I'm always like, 'I don't want to make it too easy on the studio to replace me.'
"I've still got one more to do. I'm sure they're already talking about it, that some actor out there they've already said, 'Shhhh... Keep it quiet but we want you next.'
"He's younger than me for sure, I think Tom Hardy would be great."
Unlike characters such as Magneto, Professor X, Nightcrawler and others, Wolverine has so far been played by just one actor since Bryan Singer'soriginal X-Men movie landed in 2000.
The only thing muddying Hardy becoming Wolverine is that he has since gone on to play Eddie Brock in the 2018 MCU film Venom and has kept the role for the follow-up Venom: Let There Be Carnage, due out later this year.
It was reported earlier in the year that Marvel Studios is planning a big project to bring the X-Men into the MCU. Scant details are known as yet, but a film titled The Mutants is reportedly in the works.
The Illuminerdi reported that the Marvel Studios-led project - produced by the company's CEO Kevin Feige - is currently being developed and intended to be a reboot of the X-Men franchise.
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