Now that Disney has cemented the deal to acquire 20Th Century Fox, many fans of both the “Avengers” and “X-Men” are expecting to see both superhero teams on one big screen. One superhero in particular that they have been waiting to see sink his claws into the vast array of villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is none other than “Wolverine”.

Hugh Jackman hanging the claw for good

Despite reports about the groundbreaking $52Bn deal between Disney and 20Th Century Fox, Hugh Jackman still insists that he won’t be coming back as a part of the "Avengers." Just like he said while promoting “Logan,” the last of the “Wolverine” stand-alone film series, 2017 will be the last time that he’ll wear the Adamantium claws.

The deal will finally see the “X-Men,” “Deadpool,” and the “Fantastic Four” joining the huge world of Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU together with “Iron Man,” “Captain America,” “Thor,” and the “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

The Australian-born actor told the Collider during an interview that while it was interesting to see himself playing the Wolverine for 17 years and see Iron Man, The Hulk, and Wolverine together punch the Avengers in the head, it’s not going to happen. He also added that the ship has sailed for him, and he would like to see someone else wearing the Wolverine claws in the future.

‘Wolverine’ in ‘Deadpool’

Even before the news of Disney’s shocking acquisition of 20Th Century Fox, Ryan Reynolds, who plays the merc-with-a-mouth “Wade Wilson,” has been publicly courting Hugh Jackman to play Wolverine again for the second installment of “Deadpool.” Ryan Reynolds absolutely wanted to entertain the idea of “Wolverine” crossing over to his “Deadpool” movie; however, Hugh Jackman has a different opinion about it.

According to Jackman, while the crossover might be a perfect fit for fans and the studio, he is hesitating because of the timing. It was around March 2017 when the rumors spread like a wildfire online about the possible collaboration between Reynolds and Jackman but were quickly rebuffed by the Australian actor.

But Ryan Reynolds and the writers behind the success of the first “Deadpool” film are not going to give up easily.

They might have lost the battle but not the war. According to some rumors, the “Deadpool” production team is now entertaining the idea of making Hugh Jackman appear not as “Wolverine” but as himself. How this cameo will play out in the story is now up to the capable hands of the writers and Reynolds.

Hugh Jackman is currently promoting his film, “The Greatest Showman”. In this film, he plays P.T. Barnum, which comprises a cast including Zac Efron and Zendaya.