As much as the fans and Ryan Reynolds want to see Hugh Jackman reprise his role as Wolverine, the Logan star seems pretty content to let someone else handle the role, and with the impending Disney/Fox deal not even final yet, it could be a long wait before we see anyone wield the claws in the MCU. Nonetheless, as unlikely as it is that Jackman will be showing up in next year’s Avengers: Endgame, a simple Google algorithm mistake was all it took to give the fans hope.
To elaborate, Googling the words “famous Hugh Jackman movies” brings up a carousel of films that feature the Australian star, and at the time of writing, one such result is the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War sequel. So, what does this tell us about Jackman’s future plans? In all likelihood, absolutely nothing, but since that answer isn’t exciting enough, some fans apparently suspect that Marvel Studios has been sharing MCU spoilers with Google for some reason, and that Google has in turn chosen to subtly leak this info to the public.
Since the Endgame search result started making the rounds, fans have been taking to Twitter to express their excitement about Hugh Jackman’s triumphant return to superhero cinema. And while some of these commenters are probably just kidding, others seem genuinely hopeful that this find could be legit, and it must be said that their optimism is both inspiring and a little heartbreaking:
— Jonathan Spalding (@JSpalding7) December 28, 2018
— B ? L L Z (@BillzMusicUK) December 28, 2018
GOOGLE SAYS THAT HUGH JACKMAN IS GONNA BE IN AVENGERS: ENDGAME
— Kristofer Purnell (@mrsummerpurns) December 29, 2018
— David (@mynameis2basic) December 28, 2018
Okay so word on the street is that Hugh Jackman will be in Avengers Endgame. Now coming from someone who loved Hugh playing Wolverine in the X-Men movies…..I don't want him to come back in Avengers Endgame. Logan was a wonderful movie and a great send off to the character
— Connor O'Donnell (@OdonnellConnor9) December 28, 2018
hugh jackman in avengers endgame wHAT
— Patrick Lanuza (@lawrencelanuza) December 29, 2018
Avengers 4 Endgame: Hugh Jackman aka Wolverine to be a part of the much awaited film? Google says so pic.twitter.com/kVlYRfxMAn
— Nitish Shekhar (@nitzrulzx412) December 29, 2018
Saw a rumor about a @RealHughJackman cameo in Avengers 4. I wanna say this:
As much as I love Hugh, let's leave his legacy as Wovlerine alone. If he makes a comeback later I am all for it, but I've never been a person whose been about pressuring someone for my own entertainment.
— RedSaintKing (@RedSaintKing) December 28, 2018
Hugh Jackman is gonna be in avengers end game!!!!????
— Myles Smith (@94MylesPerHour) December 28, 2018
@Russo_Brothers your avatar explains my face when Google told me that @RealHughJackman was on Avengers end game .. my heart can take so much ?me wishing it is true ????????? pic.twitter.com/B0TLzX3AyO
— Caro Medina (@IMagiCM) December 29, 2018
This isn’t the first time this month that the Google algorithm has got its superhero movies mixed up. There was a period recently, for instance, when searching “Aquaman cast” would bring up Infinity War and Deadpool 2 star Josh Brolin as the first listing. The actor himself even caught wind of this error and was all too happy to take credit for the box office success of the new DCEU flick.
That being said, Brolin will probably be connected to an even greater commercial success next year, with Avengers: Endgame set to hit theaters on April 26th, 2019. Just don’t expect Thanos to cross paths with Wolverine anytime soon.