If there’s one aspect of Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox that’s a bummer to fans, it’s that it may have been too little, too late.
While the eventual prospect of seeing characters such as the X-Men and the Fantastic Four in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is certainly an exciting one, the fact remains that having characters such as the X-Men — particularly Wolverine — in the fight against Thanos would have made Infinity War and Endgame all the more epic.
And while that ship has obviously since sailed — you know, considering the fact that Thanos got snapped into the ether — it doesn’t mean that Marvel Studios has necessarily moved on from the idea of seeing some of those beloved and previously-Fox-owned characters in the MCU in the near future.
In fact, similar to recent rumors regarding Deadpool’s inclusion into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, We Got This Covered is reporting that Marvel Studios could use Doctor Strange’s multiverse-hopping ways to bring back Hugh Jackman’s version of Wolverine.
According to our sources – the same ones who told us a She-Hulk show was in development back in April, and that Taskmaster would be the villain in Black Widow – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness may provide the perfect way to get the Aussie actor to return for at least a quick cameo.
From what we understand, Stephen Strange will be traveling through different universes in the film and at one point, he’ll encounter Fox’s X-Universe. We already know that Deadpool will be there, thus expediting his inclusion into the MCU, but it’s been said that other X-Men might appear as well, which of course could include Wolverine.
Our sources – who also told us an Ace Ventura 3 was happening, which trusted insider Daniel RPK recently backed us up on – say that Marvel is trying to get some of the original actors to reprise their mutant roles, too, and as such, Jackman could potentially show up for a cameo here. If, of course, he agrees to it. And from what we’ve heard, it’s certainly something Marvel would be up for. [via We Got This Covered]
Regardless of what happens, all of the recent rumors seem to indicate Marvel Studios has BIG plans for Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness is set to be released in theaters in the United States on May 7, 2021.
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