Logan actor Hugh Jackman would have kept playing Wolverine if X-Men crossed over with Avengers

Logan will be his final time playing the popular Marvel character

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Logan may be Hugh Jackman's final hurrah as Wolverine, but the actor has revealed the one thing that may have convinced him to keep on playing the popular X-Men character.

While promoting the film, Jackman stated that if there had been an opportunity for the X-Men franchise to crossover with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he may have considered staying on for a few more films.

He told ScreenRant: “If [an Avengers-crossover] was on the table when I made my decision, it certainly would have made me pause. That’s for sure. Because I always love the idea of him within that dynamic, with the Hulk obviously, with Iron Man but there’s a lot of smarter people with MBAs who can’t figure that out. You never know.”

20th Century Fox, the distributor of the X-Men franchise, has famously not been able to strike a deal with Marvel to enable a crossover. Character Quicksilver has appeared in both franchises albeit played by different actors (Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Evan Peters in X-Men: Days of Future Past). 

Logan - trailer

In a podcast interview with The Independent, Sir Patrick Stewart revealed that an emotional viewing of Logan with Jackman has prompted him to decide he won't return as Professor Charles Xavier, a character he has played seven times over 17 years. You can listen to the full thing here.

Logan is a 15-certificate take on a Wolverine film following two tamer instalments. Directed by James Mangold, the film - which won't feature a post-credits scene - co-stars Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez and newcomer Dafne Keen who plays young mutant, X-23.

It will be released in the UK on 1 March.