Ever since 20th Century Fox merged with Disney, superhero fanatics have been wondering when the X-Men will crossover with the Avengers. Although these characters all come from the same Marvel comic book world, the film rights have been split up for most of our collective lifetimes. We’ve been told many times that Deadpool will make his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and there was even a very hardcore tease that the X-Men’s Quicksilver was crashing WandaVision until that became a big fake-out. But, of all the possible X-Men/Avenger crossovers out there, the one most people want to see is easily Wolverine meeting literally anyone from the MCU.
And now…it…may actually happen? Let’s not get our hopes up to high, but Hugh Jackman dropped an Instagram that has led the internet to freak out. Here’s what happened.
After fan “BossLogic” posted some art of Wolverine’s claws (kind of a faux-mock-up poster of an unmade movie) Hugh Jackman shared that post on July 4, 2021.
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) July 5, 2021
Then on July 5, 2021, via Instagram stories, Jackman shared a 2013 photo of himself and Marvel head-honcho Kevin Feige.
So, what’s going on here? Is Jackman just getting super nostalgic about his X-Men days? Or…is there an actual reveal coming up here?
Some fans think that the introduction of the multiverse in Loki combined with the upcoming film Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness totally means all sorts of alternate versions of non-MCU Marvel characters will start showing up in the new movies and TV series. Basically, the galaxy-brain-fan-theory math looks like this: Loki creates mutliverse+Upcoming Doctor Strange Movie+Random Hugh Jackman Instagram posts = WOLVERINE IS GOING TO MEET THE SCARLET WITCH!
Could this be true? Probably best to not actually place money on Wolverine returning and meeting Thor and Doctor Strange just yet. And yet, because Wolverine himself is posting about this, maybe get your claws ready just in case.