“There could be a baby Wolverine…” – ‘Logan’ Director, James Mangold Has Mixed Feelings About Hugh Jackman’s Return for This Major Reason

Published 06/23/2023, 11:00 AM EDT

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After portraying Wolverine for the last time in the 2017 film, Logan, fans thought Hugh Jackman will never be X-24 again. Even the actor himself thought he was done with the character until he realized he was not. Therefore, when Ryan Reynolds announced the involvement of the Australian actor in Deadpool 3, fans could not hold their excitement. However, the important thing is to know how the Logan director, James Mangold, feels about the return of Wolverine.

Logan‘s ending, where Jackman’s character dies at the end, made the audience extremely emotional. Therefore, when the news about Jackman’s return came, there were a lot of questions about the same. But the Australian actor assured fans they would not mess up Logan‘s ending. While it satisfied fans, the director of the film feels a little different. In Mangold’s recent interview with Variety, he revealed how he felt about Jackman’s return as Wolverine.

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The 59-year-old director wished Logan should have been the final performance of Jackman as Wolverine. However, he knew there would always be another Wolverine. “There could be a baby Wolverine and a cartoon Wolverine,” said Mangold. He believed people would not leave the character alone until there was nothing left to explore. Therefore, while agreeing to let Wolverine be back, he expressed his true wish for the character to be left alone.

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Nevertheless, the director himself also approved the return of the character, Jackman once revealed, albeit with some reluctance. Although Mangold’s feelings have significance, there is one more thing about Wolverine that fans should know.

Hugh Jackman might have competition in Deadpool 3

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Recently, there are many updates coming in about the upcoming Deadpool film. According to a recent update, the upcoming R-rated movie might see more than one Wolverine. This means Deadpool 3 might follow the path of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Notably, Deadpool 3 is the first R-rated MCU film. Therefore, being a part of the MCU, the movie might also have a villain from the universe.

With the return of many X-Men characters, Deadpool 3 will give the viewers a thrilling experience. Because Deadpool’s godfather, Ron Liefeld, also teased an exciting journey of the Merc with the Mouth, fans cannot wait for the film to hit the big screen.

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Fans will not have to wait till November 2024. Because now, Deadpool 3 will be released on 3 May 2024. Until then, tell us your feelings about the return of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.

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Neha Chande

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Meet Neha Chande, an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, who has written more than 1100 articles. With a Master's degree in English Literature, Neha believes in unbiased journalism. Before delving into her passion for writing and cinema, she taught English and communication skills as a facilitator and lecturer.

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