Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman revealed he will appear on the Today Show later this week to make a huge announcement.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 26, 2018
The Today Show announced that Jackman would appear on the show on Thursday for a “huge exclusive announcement.”
While we are just in the dark as to what this announcement could be as you are, it’s possible it could be Avengers or X-Men related. Jackman recently spoke with People revealing that Wolverine would return to the big screen.
Jackman told Willie Geist on Sunday Today, “Oh Wolverine will be back. Someone’s going to buy him, I don’t know who.”
Geist would inject, “Not you though.”
Jackman would even reference the full court press Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has put on Jackman to get him to return to the role for a team-up film, “No, but Ryan is relentless. He keeps coming back to me in all these ways, shapes, and forms.” He continued, “You know, I just don’t think the world really wants to see ‘Deadpool with Wolerine.’ Maybe a cameo from Deadpool. I just think it runs over it for Deadpool.”
Leading up to last year’s Logan, Jackman had a hot and cold relationship on whether he would return to the role following the film. He had initially indicated he could be lured back to the role, but as time went on it seemed he changed his mind and had firmly committed to leaving the role in the past.
In fact, Jackman had indicated that if Disney acquired the rights to Wolverine and there was a potential for an Avengers crossover he would be interested in reprising the role. However, even that lure seems to have faded for him. He even stated, I think, unfortunately, the ship has sailed for me, but for someone else I would like to see Wolverine in there.”
But the story doesn’t end there. Sebastian Stan, who plays the Winter Solder in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hinted Jackman might be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe stating, “Recently I happened to be sitting next to Hugh Jackman. I didn’t know what other awkward thing I could talk about but to be like, ‘Am I going to see you soon?’ I don’t know. But he said a couple of things to me and I’ll just leave it at that. Otherwise, I feel like I’m going to get into trouble with somebody.”
Do you think Jackman’s announcement on Thursday might be him dropping the Avengers 4 trailer and reprising his role as Wolverine? If not what do you think this announcement could be?