Disney’s recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox and its Marvel comic book properties, including the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, has had many fans shouting from the rooftops in excitement that the beloved characters will become a part of the MCU and be seen onscreen beside the likes of Iron-Man, Spider-Man, Hulk and many others. Disney’s … … was quick to announce that the newly regained franchises will indeed be used in the Marvel films rather than go straight to television in a Daredevil-style Netflix series, or something of the like. The one minor quip in all in all of this, however, is that Hugh Jackman hung up his Wolverine claws after last year’s Logan meaning that his dream of sharing the screen with the iconic MCU characters would sadly remain just that.
While Jackman’s Wolverine is arguably the most memorable comic book movie character-actor pairings ever, another staple of the genre in recent years has been Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder, Thor, who more recently received his third solo film to critical and general audience acclaim.
In a conversation with Screen Rant, .. year-old Hemsworth was asked which of the X-Men or Fantastic Four characters he would most like to see Thor interact with, and it seemed the Adamantium clad mutant came to his mind instantaneously:
“I mean, Wolverine, just because I love that character, you know what I mean? I just love Hugh Jackman. Unfortunately, he died in the last movie, didn’t he?”
Recent comments from Kevin Feige have indicated that the MCU will be undergoing some big changes after Avengers 4, set for release in 2019, and many of the franchise’s main line-up of actors will be reaching the end of their contracts around that time. Hemsworth, though, seems very keen to continue playing his hammer-wielding Asguardian for another, fourth, Thor movie. Now, with presumably a rebooted X-Men set to join the picture seeing a version of Wolverine, albeit not Jackman’s, could very well be seen paired up with Thor, depending on what directions the writers decide to go.
Hemsworth still seems to be optimistic that Jackman could make a comeback in order for the two established heroes to take each other on:
“We can bring him back to life… Now that you’ve informed me that it’s a possibility I’m going to get on the one phone and try to coax him over or convince him and see if he has one more in him.”